The service team from Agro-ecotechnology, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Agriculture, Diponegoro University, provided direct assistance to the Sumber Raharjo Farmer Group in Wates Village, Ngaliyan District, on Thursday, May 26, 2022, coinciding with the national holiday of the Ascension of Jesus Christ.

The event was attended by the Village Head, FPP Undip Agroecotechnology Service Team, and Agricultural Extension Officers. However, almost all participants seemed very enthusiastic to be able to gain knowledge about crystal guava fruit grafting. Even though it looks very basic, it is directly practiced by Mr. Ir. Karno, M.Appl.Sc, Ph.D. so that the basic knowledge can actually be absorbed and can be easily practiced by the participants present.

In addition to providing hands-on practice, the Devotion team also provided a grafting tool in the form of a small knife which they hoped could continue to be used. Even though it is small, we hope that it can continue to be practiced, said the lecturer who is also the head of the Agroecotechnology study program.

The next session was counseling on the control of Plant Pest Organisms (OPT). A’isyah Surya Bintang, S.P., M.Sc. provides an overview of the importance of maintaining plants while protecting the environment and health of the harvested fruit, especially crystal guava and longan. In this case, this young lecturer at FPP UNDIP gave a yellow trap which he meant so that farmers began to recognize and continue to monitor their land in a more focused manner because they knew for sure the number of pests or natural enemies in the land. “Yellow trap is a cheap and simple tool to prepare for pest control. I’m sure you can apply it independently,” he said closing the event.