Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan (Antaranews) - A member of the Forum Komunikasi Hijau (FKH) of Green Communication Forum Banjarmasin, Radius Ardanias Hadariah, assess these areas require laboratory for local fruits breeding to save its existence.
The laboratory will facilitate to increase local fruit seedlings, he said here on Sunday .
The observer of the local fruits mention a rescue of germplasm of local fruit must be done so that its existence can compete with fruit from the outside. He also suggested the government to conduct local farmers training how to farm productively fruits, the results can be economically competitive.
His advice, multiply superior local plants through grafting or tissue culture needs to be encouraged and widely marketed. When the rescue of a local fruit is not done then the local crop plants will be displaced by the outside, because the
fruit crop seed market in this area seem to be controlled by the fruit seeds of Java, which is propagated through grafting massively in East Java and West Java.
For example, if you want to find the durian seedlings of native Japang Martapura, it is definitely not available. What available are durian Petruk seedling, Matahari, Breadfruit, or varieties from Thailand.
In addition, local mango seed is not available, that you only find seeds of Java as well.
Things like this should be addressed immediately, otherwise the all the local superior fruit will become extinct, because the seeds are not available. The planting of the seed will takes long that eventually farmer switch to Java's seedlings.