Potensi 192 Ribu Ha, Panen Padi Banyuasin Kontribusi 30% Produksi Sumsel

South Sumatra Rice Poduction Influences Indonesia`s Food Reserves

Editor : M. Achsan Atjo
Translator : Dhelia Gani


Potensi 192 Ribu Ha, Panen Padi Banyuasin Kontribusi 30% Produksi SumselDIALOG GAPOKTAN: PJ Upsus Sumsel Momon Rusmono (ke-5 kanan) dan PJ Upsus Banyuasin, Andriko Ns (ke-3 kiri) bersama petani dan penyuluh (atas) dan olah lahan antisipasi musim hujan (Foto2: B2B/Mac)

Banyuasin, Sumsel (B2B) - Potensi lahan padi Provinsi Sumatera Selatan saat ini mencapai 615.000 hektar, dan 30% atau 192.000 hektar berada di Kabupaten Banyuasin, sehingga hasil produksi padi Banyuasin mempengaruhi cadangan pangan provinsi maupun kebutuhan nasional.

"Potensi pertanian Sumsel saat ini 615 ribu hektar, 30 persen ada di Banyuasin atau 192 ribu hektar. Kalau Banyuasin tidak optimal akan mempengaruhi cadangan beras provinsi dan nasional. Itu sebabnya, saya harus turun langsung menggerakkan olah lahan di tiap kabupaten" kata PJ Upsus Sumsel, Momon Rusmono kepada pers di Desa Telang Jaya, Kecamatan Muara Telang, Selasa siang (21/8).

Dia menargetkan 70% dari 192.000 hektar dapat dioptimalkan melalui pengolahan lahan untuk mengantisipasi musim tanam April - September.

"Kalau tidak bisa menanam padi di Agustus ini,  tunda ke September dan Oktober setelah turun hujan. Jangan menyerah untuk mencapai target tanam, kemarau kita antisipasi dengan olah lahan dulu, maka waktu tanam dalam satuan waktu bisa kita capai," kata Momon Rusmono didampingi PJ Upsus Banyuasin, Andriko Notosusanto.

Momon Rusmono mengakui curah hujan di Sumsel masih di bawah 100 mm, tapi jangan menyerah pada kondisi alam maka Kementan bersama para pemangku kepentingan tingkat desa, kecamatan, kabupaten, hingga provinsi harus bekerja keras mencapai target luas tambah tanam (LTT).

"Pengalaman sebagai PJ Kalbar, tidak boleh ada raport merah, maka target-target yang dibuat harus dicapai. Penyuluh pertanian dan Babinsa harus membimbing, mendorong, memantau dan mengawasi. Petani itu sangat mudah diajak bekerja sama, karena mereka harus menanam padi untuk penghidupannya," kata Momon Rusmono yang juga menjabat Kepala Badan Penyuluhan dan Pengembangan SDM Pertanian (BPPSDMP) Kementan.

Tampak hadir Kabid Tanaman Pangan Dinas Pertanian Pemprov Sumsel, Ilfantara; Pasiter Korem 044/GAPO Letkol Ferianda, dan Pabandya Kodam II/Sriwijaya Letkol Debok; Tim Upsus PJ Sumsel, Revo Agri Muis; Tim Upsus Banyuasin Siti Nurjanah dan Septalina Pradini; Kepala SMK-PPN, Matobii; dan Korlap BPP Edi Sarwono.

Banyuasin of South Sumatera (B2B) - The potential of South Sumatra province´s rice fields currently reaches 615,000 hectares, and 30% or 192,000 hectares are in the Banyuasin district, so that Banyuasin rice production affects provincial food reserves and national needs.

"The current agricultural potential of South Sumatra is 615 thousand hectares, 30 percent is in Banyuasin or 192 thousand hectares. Banyuasin will not optimally affect rice production at the provincial level, and have an impact on national reserves, that´s why I went down immediately to encourage the cultivation of rice fields," said Momon Rusmono here, yesterday,  as the Person in Charge of Increase Rice Production for the Sumsel.

He set a target of 70% of the potential of 192,000 hectares to be optimized through processing rice fields to anticipate the April to September planting season.

"If you can´t rice planting in August, delay to September and October after it rains. Don´t give up reaching the planting target, dry season we anticipate by processing the land first, then we can achieve the planting time in units of time," said Mr Rusmono accompanied by PJ Upsus Banyuasin, Andriko Notosusanto.

Mr Rusmono admitted that rainfall in South Sumatra was still below 100 mm, but don´t give up on natural db, the ministry of agriculture is supported by stakeholders from the village to subdistrict, district, and provincial levels, they must work hard to achieve the target of extensification of rice crops.

"My one-year experience as the PJ of West Borneo is no fail, then the targets made must be achieved. Agricultural extensionist and village supervisors must guide, encourage, monitor and supervise. The farmers are very easy to work with because they have to plant rice for their livelihood," said Mr Rusmono, who was also served as the Director General of Agency for Agricultural Extension and Human Resources Development or the BPPSDMP.