Profile ยป Laboratories

ILETRI is supported by nine laboratories, with reliable laboratory assistants. Three laboratories: Soil and Plant Lab, Chemistry and Food Technology Lab, and Seed Quality Testing Lab have been accredited by KAN. Quality assurance and accreditation / certification can only be achieved when the laboratory can apply Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Quality Management System (QMS) in doing all activities. GLP and QMS can be done through the implementation of accreditation / certification system on the basis of ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 (GLP) and ISO 9001: 2008 (QMS).

Soil and Plant Laboratory (Accredited)

Soil and Plant Laboratory serves analysis services for both internal and public. Analysis services include: analysis of soil water content, pH (H2O and KCl), N Total Kjehdal, available P (Olsen / Bray), P and K-potential (HCl 25%). In addition, this Lab serves plant tissue analysis, Al-dd / H-dd analysis, organic fertilizer analysis, inorganic fertilizer analysis and water analysis.

Chemistry and Food Technology Laboratory (Accredited)

Laboratory of Food and Chemistry serves analysis of water content, ash content, fat content, and protein content. Services outside the scope of accreditation are fiber analysis, pH, viscosity, total acid, reducing sugar, starch, amylose, and HCN. In addition, it also processes varieties candidates and superior varieties of various legumes and tuber crops to become various food products which are suitable for promotion / dissemination in order to accelerate the adoption by farmers and the use by food industry.

Seed Quality Testing Laboratory (Accredited)

Seed Quality Testing Laboratory gives services in the analysis of water content, seed purity and germination of soybean, peanuts and mung beans based on the method of ISTA (International Seed Testing Association).

Laboratory of Plant Breeding and Germplasm

Breeding and Germplasm Laboratory is a leading laboratory which supports breeding and germplasm of variety of legumes and tuber crops. To support breeding research towards molecular, molecular biology lab will be prepared. Breeding and Germplasm Laboratory has four cold storages and two refrigerated rooms for storing various legumes germplasm collections and breeding genetic material.

Until 2016, the collection of genetic resources (Sumber Daya Genetik) has reached 666 accessions for soybean, 554 (peanuts), 1074 (mung beans), 325 (cassava), and 331 (sweetpotato).

Soil Microbiology Laboratory

Microbiology Laboratory soil conducts extensive research supporting cultivation technology of various legumea and tuber crops. The research activity is mainly carried out on bacteria that are beneficial for soil such as P solvent bacteria and N fastening bacteria, making the inoculants of Rhizobium bacteria and P solvent to plant various legumes. Bacteria beneficial for soil which have been generated are: N fastening bacteria inoculants (Rhizobium) and P solvent bacteria inoculants (Pseudomonas sp., Basil sp.).

Entomology Laboratory

Entomology Laboratory supports all activities of the plant protection against pests of various legumes and tuber crops. The main activities in the entomology lab are rearing major pests of various legumes and tuber crops and manufacturing botanical pesticides and biological agents. Rearing activities are conducted primarily on a major pest of soybeans, peanuts, mung beans, sweet potatoes, and cassava. The botanical pesticide is made with the basic ingredients of mimba leaves and seeds, clove oil, mahogany seeds, soursop leaves, sugar apple srikaya seeds and leaves. The biological agent such as Spodoptera litura Polyhidrosis virus (SlNPV) JTM97c can be used as the biological agent of armyworms, and can also kill leaf roller caterpillars, span caterpillars, and pod borer. NPV biological agent can be used for other plant pests of Lepidoptera order such as cabbage pests. Entomo-patogen fungus L. lecanii Zimm (Bio-Lec) biological agent potentially controls soybean pod sucking bug R. linearis.

Mycology Laboratory

Mycology Laboratory supports disease research activities of various legumes and tuber crops, especially those caused by fungi. This laboratory has equipments including a stereo microscope, binocular microscope, laminar air flow, and so forth. Mycology Laboratory deals with research especially on wilt disease caused by Rhizoctonia and S. rolfsii on soybeans, mung beans, and peanuts; leaf spot disease (Cercospora) on soybean, mung beans, peanuts and sweet potatoes; rust disease on soybeans and groundnuts; and Scab on sweet potatoes.

Bacteriology Laboratory

Bacteriology Laboratory supports research on plant intruder organism caused by bacteria. Activity in Bacteriology Laboratory includes the study of bacteria that infect soybeans, groundnuts, cassava, CBB disease. Besides examining the bacteria which infect plants, it is also conducting research on bacteria which are useful as biological control agents such as bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens (Pf) which can be used for controlling diseases caused by soil-borne pathogens from fungi such as Rhizoctonia, S. rolfsii, Fusarium, Aspergillus, and others.

Agricultural Mechanization Laboratory

Agricultural Mechanization Laboratory of ILETRI (Laboratorium Mekanisasi Pertanian/LMP-ILETRI) is one of the laboratories which support the research activities on agricultural mechanization of legumes and tuber crops commodities in the perspective of Food Plants based Bio-industry Farming Systems development. LMP-ILETRI has facilities such as (1) Dynamic Systems Laboratory (LSD), (2) Physical and Thermal Character Laboratory (LSFP), and (3) Appropriate Agricultural Machinery Engineering (BRAT). LMP-ILETRI has got the patent of: corn sheller tool, corn sheller machine, groundnut quick dryer, soybean stover quick dryer and soybean seed grader with oval hole type vibratory filter. Services which can be provided include:

  • Training in “Measurement of some physical and thermal character of soybean seeds”
  • Training in “System and simulation models of result potency approach to support the release of soybean varieties”
  • Training in “Creating simulation models of soybean self-sufficiency”