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Cabe Pandaisikek yang masih muda sekitar usia 3,5 bulan. CABE Adalah salah satu komoditi Andalan Di nagari Pandaisikek,80% lahan pertanian di Pandaisikek di tanami dengan cabe. Cabe Pandai Sikek Biasa juga disebut dengan Cabe keriting, Bentuknya kecil dan panjang berbeda dengan cabe jawa , Medan Atau daerah lain Di Indonesia.Tidak hanya bentuk, rasanya pun jauh lebih pedas daripada cabe di daerah lain. Pembudi dayaan cabe dipandaisikek dilakukan dengan 2 cara yaitu tradisional dan teknologi, Tapi kali ini kita akan membahas tehnik cocok tanam cabe secara modren/teknologi dan menggabungkan pengunanan Kimia beserta Organik. 1. Tata cara pengolahan Lahan Bentuk Petaka Cabe Keriting Lahan yang kita pergunakan Kali ini kira-kira berukuran 450 M persegi Atau sekitar 10 Kg Plastik Mulsa Dengan pH tanah Sekitar 5pH, Yang sudah terbebas dari gulma atau sudah bersih. Tentu kita juga bertanya Apa itu pH…….? pH (potential of hydrogen) yaitu tingkat Basa dan keasaman tanah yang menentukan tingkat kesuburan tanah. Bentuk dan ukuran petak Cabe Lahan terlebih dahulu kita buat petakanya dengan jarak 170 cm. petakan awal kita buat dengan kedalaman sekitar 10 cm dengan lebar 50 cm atau hanya untuk membentuk lahanya saja, setelah selesai kita sudah bisa menaburkan pupuk kandang ( pupuk kandang yang dipergunakan kali ini adalah yang berasal dari Tahi Ayam sebagai bahan Organiknya ) dengan ukuran 20 karung sisa pakan ayam. Penebaran dilakukan hingga merata diatas petakan tadi,Setelah selesai kita tunggu sekitar 7-10 hari untuk mendinginkan pupuk kandang tadi juga supaya merata dengan tanah, barulah nanti bisa di lakukan proses berikutnya. Petakan yang sudah didiamkan tadi Langsung saja ditabur dengan pupuk Kimia. Pupuk yang kita gunakan kali ini adalah NPK dengan kadar Hara 15% Nitrogen 9 % Fosfat 20% Kalium Oksida 2 % Magnesium Oksida 3,8 % Sulfur 0,015 % Baron 0,02 % Mangan 0,02 % Seng Dengan ukuran satu karung sekitar 50 Kg, Penaburan dilakukan hingga merata. Setelah itu barulah dilanjutkan dengan memperdalam petakan (hingga mencapai 40 cm) dan menimbun pupuk yang sudah di tabur tadi dengan tingkat kegemburan sekitar 20-30 cm (tanah benar-benar harus halus),Kegemburan dan kedalaman pupuk yang di timbun tadi sangatlah penting karena ini di maksudkan supaya akar cabe nantiknya gampang mencari makan, dan dalamnya pupuk di timbun supaya pada saat cabe berusia sekitar 2,5 bulan dia mendapatkan cadangan makanan yang banyak dan akan lebih mempercepat pertumbuhan hinga berkembang dengan baik hingga panen nanti. Setelah pengemburan selesai langkah selanjutnya membulatkan petakan tadi seperti setengah lingkaran dengan mengunakan rol atau kayu kira 1m, bentuk media tanam hinga bagus dan rapi sebelum dipasang plastik mulsa yang telah di sediakan. Setelah bulat di semprot dengan mengunakan pestisida pembunuh hama tanah, bisa juga menggunakan organik yang banyak beredar di pasaran. bentuk pemasangan plastik mulsa Untuk Pemasangan Mulsa kita membutuhkan bambu yang di belah kecil-kecil supaya mudah di bengkokan dengan ukuran panjang sekitar 20 cm lebar 1cm dan ketebalan 3 mm.Bambu ini digunakan utuk penyangga (samek) di tiap ujung dan pinggiran plastik mulsa. Pemasangan sebaiknya di lakukan pada saat cuaca panas, dengan tujuan supaya mulsa gampang ditarik hingga meregang dan pada cuaca dingin mulsa ini akan kelihatan lebih rapi dan kuat pasangannya. Setelah pemasangan selesai lahan sebaiknya didiamkan pula beberapa hari untuk membunuh hama yang masih berada di dalam petakan. Berikutnya penanaman, sebelum kita tanam tentu terlebih dahulu kita ketahui tentang pembibitan. 2. Pembibitan Cabe bibit cabe berusia 15 hari Bibit: Dipilih dari induk yang berkualitas tinggi berdasarkan ukuran bentuk dan daya tahan.Biji cabe dipisahkan dari kulit dan dikeringkan beberapa waktu, sebelum di semaikan sebaiknya bibit di beridulu pestisida yang berbentuk tepung Seperti Antracol,kocide dll supaya waktu penyemaian tidak dimakan oleh hama. Lahan Penyemaian : Lahan yang sudah bersih di bikin petakan kira-kira berukuran panjang 5 m dan lebar 1,2m untuk 4000 biji bibit, Kemudian digemburkan dan di beri pupuk kandang (4 kg keadaan kering) yang sudah dicampur dengan sedikit pupuk NPK (2 ons) dan ditebar hingga merata diatas petakan. Cara menyemaikan Bibit : bibit juga ditebar hingga merata diatas petakan yang sudah diberi campuran pupuk tadi kemudian di timbun tipis dengan tanah halus. Kemudian ditutup dengan daun pisang hingga rata sampai bibit ini tumbuh nantinya, kira-kira 7-10 hari. Bibit yang sudah tumbuh di beri atap dengan menggunakan plastik transparan yang banyak di jual di pasara. Ini supa bibit terlindung dari hujan dan panas matahari lang sung Jangan lupa bibit disiran / di semprot ( bila di perlukan) hinga usia 45 hari. Bibit dengan ketinggian sekitar 10-15 cm sangat baik untuk dipindahkan kemedia tanam. 3. Penyiapan Media Tanam Dari lahan / petakan yang sudah di siapkan sebelumnya kita sudah bisa memulai penanaman, tetapi sebelumnya plastik mulsa yang sudah di pasang di lubang dengan mengunakan sebuah alat yang bisa di bikin sendiri bahkan ada juga di jual dipasaran. Alat ini bisa di buat dengan sebuah kaleng susu dengan ukuran diameter 6 cm yang di beri tangkai dengan kayu sebagai pegangan sementara di sekeliling kaleng tersebut di beri lubang dengan paku. Jarak tanam Cara menggunakan alat ini juga sederhana, Kaleng yang sudah berlubang tadi dimasukan bara tempurung kelapa sehingga kaleng akan panas dan siap di pergunakan. Mulsa di beri lubang dengan jarak 60-70 cm sementara untuk jarak disampingnya dibuat zikzak dengan jarak yang sama.Lahan barulah siap untuk d tanami.( usahakan penanaman dilakukan pada cuaca dingin karena plastik mulsa yang kena matahari bisa membuat bibit cabe tidak jadi hidup) 4. Cara Tanam Bibit cabe yang baru di tanam Penanaman Cabe tidak lah sulit, caranya sama dengan penanaman tumbuhan yang lain. Tapi untuk cabe, karena lahan telah disiapkan dengan pupuk dan cadangan makanan yang cukup kita hanya tinggal mencabutnya di persemaian dan langsung di tanam pada mulsa yang telah di lubang. Untuk menanam Cabe ini cukup satu batang untuk tiap lubang, setelah beberapa waktu dan juga dirawat dengan baik akan menjadi sebatang cabe yang berkualitas tinggi. Pada Contoh-contoh gambar yang telah kita tampilkan terlihat ada tanaman yang di tumpang sari,kebetulan kami menampilkan tanaman sayuran jenis sawi. Untuk tumpang sari bisa ditanam jenis sayuran yang lain, asal usia tanaman yang di tumpang itu berusia cepat (sekitar 1,5 bulan. Tapi kali ini kita tidak membahas pokok permasalahan tumpang sari jadi kita bahas saja lain waktu.kita masuk ketahap Berikutnya yaitu: 5. Perawatan Apapun yang kita usahakan di dalam pertanian,perawatan adalah hal yang sangat penting, kita masuk terlebih dahulu pada: A. Penyemprotan Penyemprota bisa menggunakan pestisida kimia ataupun organik, Penyemprotan dilakukan rutin minimal i kali seminggu. Jenis racun yang kita gunakan tergantung pada keadaan tanaman cabe itu sendiri dan cuaca di daerah masing-masing. kenapa demikian , Keadaan iklim juga mempengaruhi jenis pestisida kenapa demikian, ada sebagian pesrisida yang di tentukan dengan cuaca untuk penggunaanya. Jenis Pestisida yang sering di pergunakan adalah sebagai berikut – – Penyemprotan dilakukan sampai cabe habis di panen. B. Membuang tunas batang ( Merempel ) Pembuangan tunas batang ( Merempel ) Untuk kwalitas cabe yang bagus tunas batang haruslah dibuang , karena nantinya cabe ini juga akan bercabang dan cabangnya inilah yang akan di biarkan besar. Kira- kira usia tanaman cabe berusia 20 hari, pembuang tunas yang pertama kitalakukan,20 hari berikutnya pembuangan yang ke dua dan untuk terakhir menjelang pengikatan batang cabe ke tiang penyangga. sebaiknya dalam melakukan pembuangan tunas kita mengunakan gunting yang bersih. C. Tiang Penyangga Tiang Penyangga dibuat dari bambu dengan ukuran panjang 1 m lebar 3 cm dan ketebalan 2 cm.Pada ujung tiang tadi di runcing supaya gampang menancapkanya ketanah. Pemasangan tiang penyangga ini pada usia cabe 1 bulan dengan jarak sekitar jarak 5 cm dari rumpun cabe, jangan terlalu dekat karena kalau dekat bisa merusak akar yang sudah mulai menjalar. Fungsi dari tiang ini adalah agar saat cabe sudah besar rumpunya tidak digoyang oleh angin karena sudah kita ikat longgar antara batang cabe dengan tiang itu sendiri. Pengikatanya bisa kitalakukan pada usia cabe 2 bulan. 6. Panen Cabe masak siap untuk di panen Kita sudah bisa panen cabe ini di usia 4,5 bulan Tergantung apa buah cabenya sudah masak / belum. Dalam Melakukan pemanenan Jangan lupa mengambil buah yang rusak walaupun masih muda karena akan menentukan kwalitas dan daya tahan usia panen cabe BERCOCOK TANAM CABE

WASHINGTON — A decade after emergency trailers meant to shelter Hurricane Katrina victims instead caused burning eyes, sore throats and other more serious ailments, the Environmental Protection Agency is on the verge of regulating the culprit: formaldehyde, a chemical that can be found in commonplace things like clothes and furniture.

But an unusual assortment of players, including furniture makers, the Chinese government, Republicans from states with a large base of furniture manufacturing and even some Democrats who championed early regulatory efforts, have questioned the E.P.A. proposal. The sustained opposition has held sway, as the agency is now preparing to ease key testing requirements before it releases the landmark federal health standard.

The E.P.A.’s five-year effort to adopt this rule offers another example of how industry opposition can delay and hamper attempts by the federal government to issue regulations, even to control substances known to be harmful to human health.

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Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen that can also cause respiratory ailments like asthma, but the potential of long-term exposure to cause cancers like myeloid leukemia is less well understood.

The E.P.A.’s decision would be the first time that the federal government has regulated formaldehyde inside most American homes.

“The stakes are high for public health,” said Tom Neltner, senior adviser for regulatory affairs at the National Center for Healthy Housing, who has closely monitored the debate over the rules. “What we can’t have here is an outcome that fails to confront the health threat we all know exists.”

The proposal would not ban formaldehyde — commonly used as an ingredient in wood glue in furniture and flooring — but it would impose rules that prevent dangerous levels of the chemical’s vapors from those products, and would set testing standards to ensure that products sold in the United States comply with those limits. The debate has sharpened in the face of growing concern about the safety of formaldehyde-treated flooring imported from Asia, especially China.

What is certain is that a lot of money is at stake: American companies sell billions of dollars’ worth of wood products each year that contain formaldehyde, and some argue that the proposed regulation would impose unfair costs and restrictions.

Determined to block the agency’s rule as proposed, these industry players have turned to the White House, members of Congress and top E.P.A. officials, pressing them to roll back the testing requirements in particular, calling them redundant and too expensive.

“There are potentially over a million manufacturing jobs that will be impacted if the proposed rule is finalized without changes,” wrote Bill Perdue, the chief lobbyist at the American Home Furnishings Alliance, a leading critic of the testing requirements in the proposed regulation, in one letter to the E.P.A.

Industry opposition helped create an odd alignment of forces working to thwart the rule. The White House moved to strike out key aspects of the proposal. Subsequent appeals for more changes were voiced by players as varied as Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, and Senator Roger Wicker, Republican of Mississippi, as well as furniture industry lobbyists.

Hurricane Katrina in 2005 helped ignite the public debate over formaldehyde, after the deadly storm destroyed or damaged hundreds of thousands of homes along the Gulf of Mexico, forcing families into temporary trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The displaced storm victims quickly began reporting respiratory problems, burning eyes and other issues, and tests then confirmed high levels of formaldehyde fumes leaking into the air inside the trailers, which in many cases had been hastily constructed.

Public health advocates petitioned the E.P.A. to issue limits on formaldehyde in building materials and furniture used in homes, given that limits already existed for exposure in workplaces. But three years after the storm, only California had issued such limits.

Industry groups like the American Chemistry Council have repeatedly challenged the science linking formaldehyde to cancer, a position championed by David Vitter, the Republican senator from Louisiana, who is a major recipient of chemical industry campaign contributions, and whom environmental groups have mockingly nicknamed “Senator Formaldehyde.”

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Formaldehyde in Laminate Flooring

In laminate flooring, formaldehyde is used as a bonding agent in the fiberboard (or other composite wood) core layer and may also be used in glues that bind layers together. Concerns were raised in March when certain laminate flooring imported from China was reported to contain levels of formaldehyde far exceeding the limit permitted by California.

Typical

laminate

flooring

CLEAR FINISH LAYER

Often made of melamine resin

PATTERN LAYER

Paper printed to resemble wood,

or a thin wood veneer

GLUE

Layers may be bound using

formaldehyde-based glues

CORE LAYER

Fiberboard or other

composite, formed using

formaldehyde-based adhesives

BASE LAYER

Moisture-resistant vapor barrier

What is formaldehyde?

Formaldehyde is a common chemical used in many industrial and household products as an adhesive, bonding agent or preservative. It is classified as a volatile organic compound. The term volatile means that, at room temperature, formaldehyde will vaporize, or become a gas. Products made with formaldehyde tend to release this gas into the air. If breathed in large quantities, it may cause health problems.

WHERE IT IS COMMONLY FOUND

POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS

Pressed-wood and composite wood products

Wallpaper and paints

Spray foam insulation used in construction

Commercial wood floor finishes

Crease-resistant fabrics

In cigarette smoke, or in the fumes from combustion of other materials, including wood, oil and gasoline.

Exposure to formaldehyde in sufficient amounts may cause eye, throat or skin irritation, allergic reactions, and respiratory problems like coughing, wheezing or asthma.

Long-term exposure to high levels has been associated with cancer in humans and laboratory animals.

Exposure to formaldehyde may affect some people more severely than others.

By 2010, public health advocates and some industry groups secured bipartisan support in Congress for legislation that ordered the E.P.A. to issue federal rules that largely mirrored California’s restrictions. At the time, concerns were rising over the growing number of lower-priced furniture imports from Asia that might include contaminated products, while also hurting sales of American-made products.

Maneuvering began almost immediately after the E.P.A. prepared draft rules to formally enact the new standards.

White House records show at least five meetings in mid-2012 with industry executives — kitchen cabinet makers, chemical manufacturers, furniture trade associations and their lobbyists, like Brock R. Landry, of the Venable law firm. These parties, along with Senator Vitter’s office, appealed to top administration officials, asking them to intervene to roll back the E.P.A. proposal.

The White House Office of Management and Budget, which reviews major federal regulations before they are adopted, apparently agreed. After the White House review, the E.P.A. “redlined” many of the estimates of the monetary benefits that would be gained by reductions in related health ailments, like asthma and fertility issues, documents reviewed by The New York Times show.

As a result, the estimated benefit of the proposed rule dropped to $48 million a year, from as much as $278 million a year. The much-reduced amount deeply weakened the agency’s justification for the sometimes costly new testing that would be required under the new rules, a federal official involved in the effort said.

“It’s a redlining blood bath,” said Lisa Heinzerling, a Georgetown University Law School professor and a former E.P.A. official, using the Washington phrase to describe when language is stricken from a proposed rule. “Almost the entire discussion of these potential benefits was excised.”

Senator Vitter’s staff was pleased.

“That’s a huge difference,” said Luke Bolar, a spokesman for Mr. Vitter, of the reduced estimated financial benefits, saying the change was “clearly highlighting more mismanagement” at the E.P.A.

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The review’s outcome galvanized opponents in the furniture industry. They then targeted a provision that mandated new testing of laminated wood, a cheaper alternative to hardwood. (The California standard on which the law was based did not require such testing.)

But E.P.A. scientists had concluded that these laminate products — millions of which are sold annually in the United States — posed a particular risk. They said that when thin layers of wood, also known as laminate or veneer, are added to furniture or flooring in the final stages of manufacturing, the resulting product can generate dangerous levels of fumes from often-used formaldehyde-based glues.

Industry executives, outraged by what they considered an unnecessary and financially burdensome level of testing, turned every lever within reach to get the requirement removed. It would be particularly onerous, they argued, for small manufacturers that would have to repeatedly interrupt their work to do expensive new testing. The E.P.A. estimated that the expanded requirements for laminate products would cost the furniture industry tens of millions of dollars annually, while the industry said that the proposed rule over all would cost its 7,000 American manufacturing facilities over $200 million each year.

“A lot of people don’t seem to appreciate what a lot of these requirements do to a small operation,” said Dick Titus, executive vice president of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, whose members are predominantly small businesses. “A 10-person shop, for example, just really isn’t equipped to handle that type of thing.”

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Becky Gillette wants strong regulation of formaldehyde. Credit Beth Hall for The New York Times

Big industry players also weighed in. Executives from companies including La-Z-Boy, Hooker Furniture and Ashley Furniture all flew to Washington for a series of meetings with the offices of lawmakers including House Speaker John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, and about a dozen other lawmakers, asking several of them to sign a letter prepared by the industry to press the E.P.A. to back down, according to an industry report describing the lobbying visit.

Within a matter of weeks, two letters — using nearly identical language — were sent by House and Senate lawmakers to the E.P.A. — with the industry group forwarding copies of the letters to the agency as well, and then posting them on its website.

The industry lobbyists also held their own meeting at E.P.A. headquarters, and they urged Jim Jones, who oversaw the rule-making process as the assistant administrator for the agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, to visit a North Carolina furniture manufacturing plant. According to the trade group, Mr. Jones told them that the visit had “helped the agency shift its thinking” about the rules and how laminated products should be treated.

The resistance was particularly intense from lawmakers like Mr. Wicker of Mississippi, whose state is home to major manufacturing plants owned by Ashley Furniture Industries, the world’s largest furniture maker, and who is one of the biggest recipients in Congress of donations from the industry’s trade association. Asked if the political support played a role, a spokesman for Mr. Wicker replied: “Thousands of Mississippians depend on the furniture manufacturing industry for their livelihoods. Senator Wicker is committed to defending all Mississippians from government overreach.”

Individual companies like Ikea also intervened, as did the Chinese government, which claimed that the new rule would create a “great barrier” to the import of Chinese products because of higher costs.

Perhaps the most surprising objection came from Senator Boxer, of California, a longtime environmental advocate, whose office questioned why the E.P.A.’s rule went further than her home state’s in seeking testing on laminated products. “We did not advocate an outcome, other than safety,” her office said in a statement about why the senator raised concerns. “We said ‘Take a look to see if you have it right.’ ”

Safety advocates say that tighter restrictions — like the ones Ms. Boxer and Mr. Wicker, along with Representative Doris Matsui, a California Democrat, have questioned — are necessary, particularly for products coming from China, where items as varied as toys and Christmas lights have been found to violate American safety standards.

While Mr. Neltner, the environmental advocate who has been most involved in the review process, has been open to compromise, he has pressed the E.P.A. not to back down entirely, and to maintain a requirement that laminators verify that their products are safe.

An episode of CBS’s “60 Minutes” in March brought attention to the issue when it accused Lumber Liquidators, the discount flooring retailer, of selling laminate products with dangerous levels of formaldehyde. The company has disputed the show’s findings and test methods, maintaining that its products are safe.

“People think that just because Congress passed the legislation five years ago, the problem has been fixed,” said Becky Gillette, who then lived in coastal Mississippi, in the area hit by Hurricane Katrina, and was among the first to notice a pattern of complaints from people living in the trailers. “Real people’s faces and names come up in front of me when I think of the thousands of people who could get sick if this rule is not done right.”

An aide to Ms. Matsui rejected any suggestion that she was bending to industry pressure.

“From the beginning the public health has been our No. 1 concern,” said Kyle J. Victor, an aide to Ms. Matsui.

But further changes to the rule are likely, agency officials concede, as they say they are searching for a way to reduce the cost of complying with any final rule while maintaining public health goals. The question is just how radically the agency will revamp the testing requirement for laminated products — if it keeps it at all.

“It’s not a secret to anybody that is the most challenging issue,” said Mr. Jones, the E.P.A. official overseeing the process, adding that the health consequences from formaldehyde are real. “We have to reduce those exposures so that people can live healthy lives and not have to worry about being in their homes.”

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