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Menyalin dari Dr. Wim Meester (Senior Product Manager Scopus) bahwa jurnal akan terindeks di Scopus apabila sudah benar-benar berkualitas tinggi. Bagaimana dengan jurnal pertanian, terlebih-lebih yang ‘submit’ ke dua jurnal terakreditasi di Unila? Sangat sedikit naskah berkualitas yang masuk. Sedangkan terindeks atau tidak sangat tergantung pada kebaruan, standar penulisan, dan sebagainya yang sangat sering belum difahami oleh para peneliti kita.

Bagaimana isi naskah diseleksi oleh Scopus? Scopus terus mengindeks karya-karya ilmiah dari luar negeri, tetapi “More expansive coverage does not mean lower standar”. Judul akan diseleksi oleh tim independen yang menamakan dirinya sebagai “The Independent Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB).

Focus on quality through selection by independent CSAB, because:
1. Provide accurate and relevant search results users
2. No dilution of search results by irrelevant or low quality content
3. Support that Scopus is recognized as authoritative
4. Support confidence that Scopus is “reflecting the trith”
5. Assurance that titles selected by Scopus meet the highest ethical standards.

Dan masih banyak lagi syarat-syarat yang harus dipenuhi.

Jurnal terbitan Indonesia yang terindeks di Scopus per Maret 2013
1. Acta Medica Indonesia
2. Biotropica
3. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis
4. Critical Care and Shock
5. Gajah Mada International Journal of Business
6. Indonesian Journal of Geography
7. Indonesian Quarterly
8. International Journal on Electrical Engineering and Informatics
9. ITB Journal of Engineering Science
10. ITB Journal of Information and Communication Technology
11. ITB Journal of Science
12. Nutrient Bulletin

Dari yang sedikit jurnal yang terindeks tersebut tidak semuanya terakreditasi Dikti atau LIPI. Kapan kita dapat terindeks di Scopus? dan kapan lagi untuk terindeks oleh Web of Knowledge Thomson Reuters???

Rahasia dari Dalam Tanah Kotor

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A Biochar Workshop in Bogor, Indonesia

An Indonesian National Workshop on “Biochar for future food security: Learning from experiences and identifying research priorities” took place 4-5 February 2013. The workshop was held at the Food Crop Center of Agricultural Research & Development Agency, on Jalan Merdeka Bogor. The workshop on biochar was done in collaboration among IRRI, JIRCAS, and the Agricultural Research & Development Agency.

The speakers were from the Technicality Center for Forestry and Forest Products of Agricultural Research and Development Agency, the Agricultural Research Institute of Land Swamp (Balittra), the Environmental Research Institute of Agriculture, the Climate Change and Policy Center, the Agricultural Library and Technology Dissemination Center, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Hokkaido University Japan, the University of Brawijaya, the University of Lambung Mangkurat, the University of Tribhuwana Tunggadewi, the University of Lampung, and the University of Mataram. Several speakers have joined the Biochar Association of Indonesia (ABI).

There were 14 topics presented at the event, specifically:

The key concept of sustainable food production and restoration of degraded environment by increasing soil fertility using biochar;
The state of the art of biochar and activated carbon research in Indonesia;
The effect of activated carbon urea on POPs residue in mustard cropping;
The role and use of activated carbon to control insecticide residues in agricultural sectors;
Biochar technology manufacturing plants for forestry and agriculture;
The use of biochar to improve soil characteristics and increase of rice yield in swampland;
Greenhouse gas emissions in production and use of biochar in peat lands of Kalimantan;
Nitrogen fertilizer requirements of maize on soil with three years of biochar applications;
Changes in water retention, water use efficiency and aggregate stability following biochar application on maize cropping systems on sandy Soils of the tropical semiarid of Lombok, Eastern Indonesia;
The residual effects of biochar and addition of new organic fertilizer to the absorption and efficiency of nitrogen fertilization on maize;
Biochar on acid mineral soil improving soil quality and crop yield ;
Changes in same soil properties by application of biochar;
An economic analysis of biochar application on agro forestry systems; and
Effectiveness of rice husk derived biochar on Lowland Rice.

The event ended with the submission of the group discussions results on crop production and its impact on the environment as well as the biochar production and links to national policy.

The publication of articles will be made by IRRI after each speakers fill the publishing agreement. The participants and/or the workshop committees are Prof. Mitsuru Osaki, Dr. Keiichi Hayashi, Prof. Dr. Ir. Hadi Utomo Wani, Prof. Dr. Gustan Pari, M.Si, Prof. Ainin Niswati, Dr. Gani, Dr. Abdul Hadi, Ms. Elisabeth Srihayu Harsanti, Dr. Asep Nugraha Ardiwinata, Dr. Dedi Nursyamsi Affandi, Dr. Laela Neneng Nurida, Dr. Ir. Sukartono, M. Agr, Dr. Ir. Widowati, M.P, Dr. Eni Maftuah, Mr. Rachman Effendi, Dr. Zulkifli Zaini, Dr. Ir. Results Sembiring, M.Sc, Dr. Ir. Prihasto Setyanto, M.Sc, Dr. Hendrik Segah, Ir. Hardono, Dr. Argo Nuning Subeki, Ir. Etty Herath, M.Si, Ms. Diah Wurjandari Soegondo, Mr. Iwan Adidarmawan, and Ms. Iris Bugayong.

In addition to the workshop, the Biochar Association of Indonesia (ABI) also held a meeting at the Santika Hotel, Bogor, on 4 February 2013. The ABI meeting was to elect the Chairman of the Biochar Association of Indonesia. The participants agreed to elect Prof. Dr. Ir. Wani Hadi Utomo as General Chairman and Prof. Dr. Gustan Pari, M.Si as Chairman I. Furthermore, within three months the board of management of ABI will be completed. In 2013, ABI will compose the Articles of Association and Bylaws, Main Tasks and Functions (TUPOKSI), and Work program of ABI. The ABI Secretariat is housed at University of Tribhuwana Tunggadewi, Jalan Telaga Warna Block C, Tlogomas, Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Information of ABI has been linked to International Biochar Initiative (IBI) by http: www.biochar-international.org/regional/Indonesia and www.biochar-international.org/network/communities.

Seperti tahun-tahun sebelumnya, tahun ini juga masih dilakukan UN bagi siswa SLTA yang juga melibatkan perguruan tinggi dan kepolisian. Kita disibukkan lagi dengan tugas-tugas yang kadang-kadang membuat kita miris. Tahun ini terjadi beberapa perubahan, terutama dalam hal tipe soal dan kewenangan perguruan tinggi. Pada waktu lalu tiap kelas memiliki beberapa tipe, misalnya A, B, D, dan C yang disinyalir telah sedemikian sehingga masih terjadi kebocoran di sana sini. Tahun ini akan terjadi 20 tipe soal, sehingga setiap siswa akan menjawab soal yang berbeda dengan teman-teman se ruangan. Kali ini, khabarnya, tidak menggunakan tipe A, B, atau C, tetapi telah menggunakan barcode sehingga agak kerepotan untuk para tim sukses bekerja. Akankah ada akal lain yang akan dilakukan oleh ‘mereka’ yang ingin siswanya lulus. Mirisnya, sedemikian parahkah mental para siswa dan ‘pendidik’ pada masa kini sehingga untuk ujian saja tidak ada saling percaya. Sebab walau bagaimanapun kecurangan yang dilakukan pada saat anak masih belia akan terbawa terus sampai dewasa, tua, dan dibawa mati. Mestinya walaupun tidak ada yang mengawas sekalipun, anak-anak dan ‘guru’ sudah dapat jujur sejak dini, jujur pada diri sendiri dan kesatria. Kalau jelek ya jelek, kalau bagus ya bagus, yang penting jujur. Saat ini hal seperti itu sudah hilang, sirna, raib terkikis zaman yang semakin “eduan”. Makanya, CC-TV ada di setiap lokasi, pojok gedung, tetapi Allah Maha Melihat, yang CC-TV-nya tidak tak terbatas, inlimited. Wallahualam Bishawab…

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Pada 26 Februari 2013, telah dilakukan presentasi final oleh mahasiswa dari Fakultas Pertanian Universitas Lampung, University of Nairobi, University of Danang, Vietanam, University of Philipinnes at Los Banos, Yokohama National University, dan Universitas Madagaskar.  Presentasi yang dilakukan berhubungan dengan isue-isue lingkungan yang terjadi pada berbagai negara.   Acara dibuka oleh Prof. Nobuhiro Kaneko, Yokohama National University sebagai pimpinan proyek SLER (Sustainable Living with Environmental Risk).

Adapun kelompok presentasi sebagai berikut:

No. group Student Name Topic Score
1 UPLB  Keshia N. Tingson Edwin Gariguez, Philippines
Mark Anthony F. Rabena
2 UNILA Purba Sanjaya AMBROSIUS RUWINDRIJARTO
Puji Lestari
3 UOA1 Julius BEZANDRY Vo Quy
Herizo RAKOTOVOLOLONALIMANANA
4 UOA2 Percy Yvon RAKOTO William E. Rees, Mathis Wackernagel
Nambinina Soaniary RABEREHAREHA Edwin Gariguez
Toavina Mahatsangy Razolalaina Ma Jun
Manitra Harison Ma Jun
5 UON Mbane Ogoonoum Joseph Alfred Rodrigue AMBROSIUS RUWINDRIJARTO, Indonesian
6 UOD DANG Kim Hoang Kaisha Atakhanova
Song Toan PHAM PHU Vo Quy
7 UNU&YNU Bidur Khadka William E. Rees, Mathis Wackernagel
Azusa Oita
8 YNU1 Vo Duy Hung Vo Quy
Wei Pyo Oo
9 YNU2 Jaing Yujie Ma Jun
Thiri Aung
10 YNU3 Riddhideep Mandal Kaisha Atakhanova
Yukiko Hirakawa Edwin Gariguez

Dalam acara penutupan tersebut dilakukan penyerahan certificate kepesertaan mahasiswa.  Dari FP Unila yang memperoleh sertifikat adalah Sdr. Purba Sanjaya dan Puji Lestari.  Selamat bagi kedua mahasiswa Pascasarjan Agronomi Unila tersebut.  Acara ditutup oleh pidato penutupan oleh Dekan Fakultas Environmental Sciences Yokohama National University.

Semoga berhasil

1. Miura, T., A. Niswati, I.G. Swibawa, S. Haryani, H. Gunito, M. Arai, K. Yamada, S. Shimano, N. Kaneko, and K. Fujie. 2015. Shifts in the composition and potential functions of soil microbial communities responding to a no-tillage practice and bagasse mulching on a sugarcane plantation. Biology and Fertility of Soils 51: 1-16
2. Miura, T., A. Niswati, I.G. Swibawa, S. Haryani, H. Gunito, S. Shimano, K.Fujie, and N. Kaneko. 2015. Diversity of Fungi on Decomposing Leaf Litter in a Sugarcane Plantation and Their Response to Tillage Practice and Bagasse Mulching: Implications for Management Effects on Litter Decomposition. Microbial Ecology 70: 646-658.
3. Silvia, S., T. Miura, U. Hasanuddin, K. Nobuhiro, A. Niswati, K. Fujie, dan S. Haryani. 2014. Soil Microbial Biomass and Diversity Amended with Bagasse Mulch in Tillage and No-tillage Practices in the Sugarcane Plantation. Procedia Environmental Sciences 20: 410 – 417.
4. Miura, T, A. Niswati, IG Swibawa, S. Haryani. H. Sugito, and N. Kaneko. 2013. No tillage and Bagasse mulching alter fungal biomass and community structure during decomposition of sugarcane leaf litter in Lampung Province, Sumatera, Indonesia. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 58: 27-35
5. Utomo, M., A. Niswati, Dermiyati, M.R. Wati, E.F.Raguan and S. Syarif. 2010. Earthworm and soil carbon sequestration after twenty one years of continous no-tillage corn-legume rotation in Indonesia. J. Integrated Field Science 7: 51-58.
6. Niswati A., Murase J. and Kimura M. 2005. Effect of Application of Rice Straw and Compost on the Bacterial Communities Associated with Moina sp. in the Floodwater of a Paddy Soil Microcosm: Estimation Based on DGGE Pattern and Sequence Analyses. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr., 51 (4): 567-571
7. Niswati A., Murase J. and Kimura M. 2005. Comparison of Bacterial Community Assosiated with Microcrustacean from the Floodwater of a Paddy Field Microcosm: Estimation Based on DGGE Pattern and Sequence Analyses. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr., 51 (2): 281-290
8. Niswati, A., Murase, J., Asakawa S. and Kimura, M. 2004. Analysis of communities of ammonia oxidizers, methanotrophs, and methanogens associated with microcrustaceans in the floodwater of rice field microcosm. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr., 50 (3): 447-455.
9. Niswati, A., Murase, J. and Kimura, M. 2003. Effect of application of rice straw and compost on the community structure of bacteria associated with microcrustaceans in the floodwater of a paddy field microcosm. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr., 49(2): 191-200.
10. Niswati, A., Yamazaki, M., Ikenaga, M., and Kimura, M. 2002. Bacterial communities associated with aquatic organisms in the floodwater of a Japanese paddy field estimated by RFLP pattern analysis. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr., 48 (2), 185-193.
11. Matsumoto, S., S. Yusnaini, and A. Niswati. 2000. Relation to soil animal populations and plant litter decomposition in a tropical region. Edaphologia 65: 55-60.
12. Arif, S., Yusnaini, S., Niswati, A., Setiawan, A., Tuchida, K., Katou, T., Touji, Y., and Nonaka, M. 1999. Population of arbuscular michorrhizal fungi (AMF) by different land use in Sumatra, Indonesia – Comparison of AMF spore numbers in primary forest, secondary forest, fields growing coffee and native grass. Microb. Environ. 14 (1): 9-17
13. Salam, A.K., Sutanto, E., Desvia, Y., Niswati, A., Dermiyati, and Kimura, M. 1999. Activities of soil enzymes in fields continuously cultivated with cassava, sugarcane, and pineapple in middle terrace areas of Lampung Province, south Sumatra, Indonesia. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr. 45 (4): 803-809
14. Lumbanraja, J., Nugroho, S.G., Niswati, A., Ardjasa, W.S., Subadiyasa, N., Arya, N., Haraguchi, H., and Kimura, M. 1998. Methane emission from Indonesian rice fields with special references to the effects of yearly and seasonal variations, rice variety, soil type and water management. Hydrol. Process. 12: 2057-2072