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Coffee Research Cooperation between NSCF and BPTP

Coffee Research Cooperation between NSCF and BPTP


Right here on this Station Gurgur, there are several germplasm of coffee” said Mr. Jintamin Saragih and Ms. Sortha Simatupang to Sabam Malau as the latter visited Station Gurgur.
Photo 1: Mr. Jintamin Saragih standing in front of  Coffee Variety Sigarar Utang at Station Gurgur

Jintamin Saragih SP is the Head of Station (Kebun) Gurgur. The Station Gurgur is a technical implementation wing of Institute for Agricultural Technology (Balai Pengkajian Teknologi Pertanian, BPTP) that belongs to Goverment. Ir Sortha Simatupang MS is a scientist of BPTP. Dr Sabam Malau is the Chairman of NSCF-North Sumatera Coffee Forum. Sabam Malau visited the Station Gurgur on 8 September 2011 as well as discussed with them both. 
Picture 2: Dr. Sabam Malau standing beside Coffee Variety Sigarar Utang at Station Gurgur



The results. We all agreed that NSCF will lead a research cooperation between NSCF and both of them in searching and creating a new genotype of coffee plants that will be resistant to Coffee Berry Borer (CBB). CBB has been the most destructive pest in the world, Indonesia and North Sumatra. To know more about CBB please clik Coffee Berry Borer Hypothenemus hampei). To know the terrible and horrible situation caused by CBB, please click Coffee of the World is now on the Way to Death

Station Gurgur has a rich collection of genetically different coffee plants. I also found some different genotypes at locations. These latter genotypes maybe the result of genetic mutation or outcrossing at the origin place. These all genotypes that are growing on the field seem to have potential to be develop through breeding program to fullfil the research output. 
Picture 3: This genotype maybe the result of  genetic mutation or outcrossing at the origin place. 
Picture 4: The genotype on the right maybe the result of  genetic mutation or outcrossing at the origin place. 

I invite any persons, scientists or institutions to get involved in this promising research cooperation. Don’t hesitate to contact me through my email drsabammalau@hotmail.com.

 Kind regards,

Dr. Sabam Malau
NSCF Chairman