ROLE OF FLOWERING PLANTS IN MAINTAINING THE EXISTENCE OF IMPORTANT PEST PARASITOID OF RICE
Oleh: Okky Ekawati, Supriyadi, Retno Wijayanti
Kategori : Journal of Agronomy Research
Volume : 2(5): 74-82
Parasitoid can be used as biological control agent. In maintaining existence parasitoid can be use flowering plants. The purpose of the research was to the role of flowering plants in the presence of parasitoid on rice field. The research was carried out using the survey method. Determining sample of flowering plants used random sampling. The result showed that generative stage of flowering plants has more potentially interested parasitoid. Parasitoid diversity on organic rice field higher than on covensional rice field. Population pest was higher when flowering plant at vegetative stage and population parasitoid moderately high when herbs at generative stage. Ageratum conyzoides had diversity and population parasitoid highest on organic rice field (12 species, 5 family) and convensional rice field (6 species, 3 family) but only at generative stage. A. conyzoides can be recommended to draw up microhabitat in parasitoid conservation.
Key words : rice field, flowering plants, parasitoid,conservation, rice pest