Melodi Gama – 3 ( MG – 3 ) is a cultivar Melon Superior results FORMASIGEN Engineering Team ( Genetics Student Forum ) Genetics Laboratory Faculty of Biology. The research results are then applied to the public through a Student Creativity Program Community Service entitled ” LANTPYCATION ” Melon ( Cucumis melo L. ) cultivars MG – 3 as the Research Result Application & Diversified Food In Order to Empowerment of Farmers Group Jamusan, Prambanan District.
Jamusan village chosen as the implementation of this program due to the background of Jamusan village which is one of the areas that became the center of the melon production at Prambanan subdistrict, Sleman , Yogyakarta. However, this time villagers Jamusan still encountered many obstacles in melon farming . This is caused by the poor quality of the melon, cultivation that have not been handled with the maximum and the lack of knowledge about the management of post-harvest melon production that is not absorbed by the market.
Lantpycation program was initiated by the Faculty of Biology PKM team named me – Gama ( Melon Gadjah Mada ). Its program synergy is implemented by applying a 2 direction of empowerment called ” Twist Empowerement ” . The first empowerment addressed to fathers farmer in Jamusan Village are given direction on farm management and poper cultivation of melon MG – 3. While second empowerment were addressed to moms of PKK Team in Jamusan which were given knowledge and skills in the management of post-harvest melon in the form of processed product diversification to become attractive product and gain economic value.
The method was initiated in the program implementation LANTPYCATION ( Plant , Apply, and Diversification ) is preceded by socialization activities , counseling , training in management and melon cultivation , advisory and marketing of processed product of melon . Results of the implementation of this method shows an increasing peoples knowledge about good quality melon, farm management and proper cultivation of melons , as well as labor-intensive in creating diversification processed melon to improve the community welfare. Expectation of the implementation of these activities is that Jamusan Village will become melon cultivation center in the future.
So far, the diversification of food processed melon , there are 8 variants melon processed products i.e of CupCake Melo , Melo Pudding, Roghut Melo , Pizza Melo , Melo Pie , Cake Suri , Pancake Melo and Bapel Melo. As for the result of the empowerment of father group of farmer, Jamusan have now been able to produce fruit Melon MG – 3 in good quality so that they can cooperate with several marketing agencies of melon in Yogyakarta under the auspices of the Faculty of Biology , including SMEs Catering , Formasigen , PT . Superindo , and PT . Alamanda Sejati Utama for export processing Melon MG – 3 to Singapore.
Devotion is not an easy matter to be undertaken by a person throughout his life. Devotion, will take thought, time and effort, as a key of sincere devotion itself . Intention, determination , lofty ideal and great sincerity possibly scraped along these activities. Hopefully, this program will continue as an conclusive evidence of embodiment Tri Dharma College . ** Hanifa Hanini