AEB Volume 14, Number 10: October, 2020

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Quality test comparison for Wallacetrigona incisa and Tetragonula biroi honey in Mappedeceng District, North Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi Province

Wiwi Octaviani, Andi Sadapotto, Sitti Nuraeni

Abstract Cultivation of Wallacetrigona incisa and Tetragonula biroi in Mappedeceng District, Luwu Utara Regency, is growing rapidly, where the area is the center of cultivation in North Luwu Regency. Both of these stingless bees are endemic animals in North Luwu Regency. The purpose of this study was to analyze the quality of honey from Wallacetrigona incisa and Tetragonula biroi. This research uses honey quality testing based on SNI 8664: 2018. The results of the research on the quality test of Wallacetrigona incisa and Tetragonula biroi honey in Mappedeceng District which meet the requirements of SNI 8664: 2018 are water content, hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), and acidity (pH). The test results for honey that do not meet SNI 8664: 2018 are reducing sugar and sucrose levels. The honey color produced by Wallaceatrigona incisa is darker dark brown and Tetragonula biroi has a clear light brown color. The honey texture produced by Wallaceatrigona incisa is thicker and the Tetragonula biroi is thin. The taste of honey produced by Wallaceatrigona incisa is more acidic than Tetragonula biroi honey.

[ FULL TEXT PDF 1-8 ] DOI: 10.22587/aeb.2020.14.10.1

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The Role of Farmers to Improve Quality in the Corn Supply Chain as Animal Feed in South Sulawesi Province

Ilham Rasyid, Syamsuddin Hasan, Darmawan Salman, Hastang

Abstract This study aims to determine the role of corn farmers in improving the quality of the corn supply chain as Animal Feed in South Sulawesi Province. The research was conducted from June to August 2019. The population was all animal feed maize farmers in South Sulawesi Province. The samples were animal feed maize farmers and marketing agencies in Sidenreng Rappang district, South Sulawesi Province. Data analysis was descriptive quantitative. The results showed that corn farmers had the role of operationalizing 4 precise, namely the right seed, the right fertilizer, the right harvest and the right water content.

[ FULL TEXT PDF 9-14 ] DOI: 10.22587/aeb.2020.14.10.2

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