The comparison of effectivity from consortium bio fertilizer and endophytic bio fertilizer on productivity and health of clone mature GMB 7 tea crop

  • Mieke Rochimi Setiawati
  • Restu Wulansari
  • Eko Pranoto
Keywords: anorganic fertilizer, consortium bio-fertilizer, endophytic bio-fertilizer, health and productive tea plant


This study aimed at comparing the effec­tiveness of consortium bio-fertilizer with endo­phytic bio fertilizer to increasing produc­tivity and health of mature clone GMB 7 tea crop. This research was carried out at the Gambung Experimental Station Block A7 Research Insti­tute for Tea and Cinchona, from July 2013 to September 2013. Randomized block design was used in this study with ten treatments and three replications i.e.: A1H0 = anorganic fertilizer (75%), A2H0 = anorganic fertilizer (50%), A1H1 = anorganic fertilizer (75%) + 2 liter consortium bio fertilizer, A1H2 = anorganic fertilizer (75 %) + 4 liter consor­tium bio-ferti­lizer, A2H1 = anorganic fertilizer (50 %) + 2 liter consortium bio fertilizer, A2H2 = anorga­nic fertilizer (50%) + 4 liter consor­tium bio-fertilizer, A1H3 = anorganic fertilizer (75 %) + 2 liter endophytic bio fertilizer, A1H4 = anor­ganic fertilizer (75%) + 4 liter endo­phytic bio fertilizer, A2H3 = anorganic fertili­zer (50%) + 2 liter endophytic bio fertilizer and A2H4 = anorganic fertilizers (50%) +4 liter endophytic bio fertilizer. The results showed there were a significantly difference on amount of the pekoe shoot among treatments, although the others variable was not significantly diffe­rent. However, the overall consortium bio-fertilizer resulted in the production of shoots 15,36% and endophytic biofertilizer application resulted in the production of shoots 21,93% higher than the control (without bio fertilizer). When compared to the first plucking, the num­ber of shoot from July to September showed increasing trend, so did the number of banji shoots.


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