Jurnal BUDIDAYA AREN (Arenga pinnata) DAN PENDAPATAN KELUARGA PETANI AREN DI DESA DASPETAH I KECAMATAN UJAN MAS KABUPATEN KEPAHIANG PROVINSI BENGKULU
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Darwan, Badri and Siswahyono, Siswahyono and Putranto, BAN
AREN CULTIVATION (ARENGA PINNATA) AND AREN FARMER FAMILY INCOME IN DASPETAH I VILLAGE, KECAMATAN UJAN MAS
KEPAHIANG DISTRICT, BENGKULU PROVINCE.
Undergraduated thesis, University of Bengkulu.
Aren (Arenga pinnata) is one of the plants that has high economic potential and can flourish in tropical regions such as Indonesia. Aren is a multipurpose plant that has been cultivated by traditional farmers for generations. Palm plants usually grow in all kinds of soil conditions, both clayey, calcareous and sandy. Palm plants are closed seed plants (Angiospermae), which are fruit seeds wrapped in fruit flesh. This palm plant includes the Aracaceae tribe (areca nut).
This research was conducted from September 2017 to October 2017 in Daspetah I Village, Ujan Mas Subdistrict, Kepahiang Regency. Determination of respondents is done accidentally sampling or sampling accidentally. In the study that was made as a respondent as many as 30 people palm sugar farmers.
Based on the results and discussion of the research, the method of cultivation of sugar palm which is carried out by sugar palm farmers in Daspetah I Village is still traditional. Farmers plant sugar palm on sloping land, which is planted randomly using seeds from fertile palm trees. Palm trees are maintained by weeding grass / weeds, cutting old branches and releasing fibers. Tapping can be done on palm trees that are 7-8 years old and can produce 10-15 liters of water per day. The acceptance of sugar palm farmers in Daspetah I Village is an average of Rp. 1,749,000.00 per month, while the total cost incurred in the process of processing palm sugar is an average of Rp. 84,023.61 per month. From the amount of revenue obtained by palm sugar processing farmers and the costs incurred, the aren farmers' income is obtained, which is an average of Rp1,664,976.39 per month. ]