MEASURES USE OF THE HOUSE OF BIRDS GHOSTS AND WASTE HUSK RICE TO PREVENT PEST RATS ON RICE VILLAGE PURWOREJO
This community service activity has the aim of helping the people of Purworejo Village, especially the Farmer Group, in overcoming the problem of rat pests that are being faced. Purworejo Village is located in Gemolong District, Sragen Regency, Central Java Province. This village is a potential area for the agricultural sector, the majority of the people are farmers. In agriculture, it cannot be separated from the threat of pests that attack rice plants. To overcome these problems, the service team provided socialization and procured RUBUHA (Owl House) and chaff soaking. Activities are carried out through the Simple Additive Weighting (SAW) method, counseling, and procurement. Making RUBUHA and soaking husks is an alternative to controlling rats using an ecological approach. Farmer groups in Purworejo Village 100% participated in this activity. The impact of the extension activities of farmer groups in Purworejo Village was able to increase knowledge, understand and apply rice husk waste, and utilize RUBUHA to eradicate rat pests in their rice fields. It is hoped that the farmer groups can be sustainable in maintaining RUBUHA.
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