Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health

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ISSN / EISSN: 27220656 / 27220648
Total articles ≅ 55

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Debie Rizqoh, Enny Nugrahaeni, Mulya Sundari, Dessy Triana, Mardhatillah Sariyanti, Nikki Aldi Massardi
Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Volume 3, pp 79-88;

More than two years have lasted since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The case of Covid-19 in Indonesia has spread to all provinces and areas such as Bengkulu City. This study aims to determine the profile of clinical manifestations and antibody dynamics in Covid-19 patients in Bengkulu City. This study used a cohort design on Covid-19 patients at two Bengkulu City referral hospitals, M. Yunus Hospital and Harapan dan Doa Hospital. Data on clinical manifestations were obtained from the medical records of Covid-19 patients. Meanwhile, to determine the level of IgM and IgG antibodies, patient serum samples were taken directly from respondents from the beginning of hospital admission three times on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd weeks. Then the samples were examined by immunofluorescent assay method. The results of this study indicate that, in general, there are no significant differences in anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG levels in Covid-19 patients in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd weeks of Covid-19 in Bengkulu City. The Spearman correlation test also showed no correlation between IgG levels and the clinical manifestations of Covid-19. Although not statistically significant, there was a trend towards differences in antibody levels in patients with mild, moderate and severe clinical manifestations. The results of this study indicate that there are variations in antibody dynamics in Covid-19 patients in Bengkulu City.
Mika Rizki Diniaty, Septiani Septiani
Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Volume 3, pp 89-95;

Hypertension is blood pressure above normal as indicated by systolic blood pressure > 140 mmHg and diastolic pressure > 90 mmHg. The risk factors for hypertension are age, gender and lack of potassium intake. Avocados and young coconut water are high sources of potassium. This study aimed to determine the effect of avocado juice with young coconut water on the blood pressure of elderly people with hypertension.The respondents of this study were 16 people based on the inclusion of the study, namely elderly people with hypertension who were willing to be research respondents aged 60 to 74 years and did not take antihypertensive drugs for the last one week.The intervention was given as much as 150 ml every morning with a potassium content of 1,500 mg.Analysis of the data used is the paired t-test. The results showed that the p-value of systolic and diastolic was 0.00 or < 0.05 so it could be concluded that there was a decrease in blood pressure in the elderly with hypertension and it was hoped that avocado juice with young coconut water would be an alternative non-pharmacological antihypertensive treatment.
Arif Anshori, Tri Endar Suswatiningsih
Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Volume 3, pp 124-132;

The provision of water for plants is a major component supporting the success of planting on dry land. One source of water that can be utilized is groundwater. This study aims to determine the use of groundwater in supporting the cultivation of groundnut, corn and soybeans on dry land during dry season. The study used plots of farmers' land to grow groundnut, corn and soybeans complete with technology packages for each commodity. The application of technology includes cultivating groundnut by farmers and cultivating groundnut, corn and soybeans according to the recommended technology components. Harvest data were analyzed descriptively. Economic analysis is used to calculate the profitability and feasibility of farming. The results showed that corn plants with technology recommendations gave the highest yield, dry seeds of 5.50 tons ha-1, dry biomass of 18.63 tons ha-1, with carbon absorption in seeds of 2.62 tons ha-1 and biomass of 8.92 tons ha-1. The profit from corn cultivation was 22,090,000 IDR ha-1 with a benefit-cost (B/C) of 1.35, groundnut 20,985,000 IDR, with a higher B/C of 1.50. Soybean plants provide the lowest profit and B/C, amounting to 4,124,000 IDR and 0.26. Technologically and economically, the cultivation of groundnut, corn and soybeans with the support of groundwater irrigation is feasible to develop on dry land during the dry season. Socially, groundnut is more accepted by farmers.
Sofia Amelia, Mega Amelia Putri, Fedri Ibnusina
Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Volume 3, pp 133-142;

Excessive use of conventional pesticides will impact the environment and health. These negative impacts can be minimized with the knowledge of farmers about the use of chemical pesticides. This study aims to see the description and the relationship between the characteristics of farmers with farmers' knowledge of the use of chemical pesticides. The research sample was determined using the slovin formula, which obtained 90 respondents using the accidental sampling method. Data collection in the field used a questionnaire with the likert scale method to get a score from the characteristics and knowledge of the respondents. The analytical tool used to see the relationship between characteristics and respondents' knowledge is spearman rank correlation. The results showed that the characteristics of the respondents were age 31 to 45 years (38%), male sex (98%), education last high school (37%), land area < 0.5 ha (71%), work experience < 5 years (43%). The level of knowledge of red chili farmers in the Payakumbuh Sub-district is in the high category. Characteristics of respondents who have a relationship with farmers' knowledge are age with a significance of -0.247 and last education with a significance value of 0.302. Characteristics that have no association with farmers' knowledge are gender, land area and work experience. The results of this study indicate that the knowledge possessed by farmers in using chemical pesticides is already high, but it is necessary to improve the indicators of knowing product information.
Sri Wahyuni Budiarti, Hermawati Cahyaningrum, Muhammad Ari Setyo Nugroho
Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Volume 3, pp 143-153;

One of the limiting factors in the cultivation of shallots (Allium ascalonicum L.) is the attack of pathogens that can reduce the yield of shallots. The use of seed-origin shallots (true shallot seed) of the Lokananta variety for the production of shallot bulbs has not been widely practiced in Indonesia, so information on the types of diseases that attack has not been widely reported. The purpose of this study was to determine the symptoms and signs of the disease, as well as to determine the types of pathogens in the Lokananta variety shallots. The study was conducted using a survey method. The survey locations were shown in Sleman and Bantul Regencies, Special Region of Yogyakarta Province. Disease inventory was carried out by directly observing symptoms of pathogen attack on leaves, tubers and plant roots randomly on each onion plant. The isolation stage and macroscopic characteristics were performed in the laboratory. The results showed that there were two main types of diseases on shallots of the Lokananta variety, namely moler's disease caused by the fungus Fusarium sp. and anthracnose (leaf rot) caused by the fungus Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Typical symptoms of moler are yellowing leaves that tend to curl, twist (twisted), plants wilt and droop, and tubers rot. The early symptoms of anthracnose are oval to round white spots on the leaves and a depression is formed.Further symptoms are the leaves will break and droop, and blackish conidia colonies are formed. The isolation results of the Lokananta variety of shallots obtained two isolates of Fusarium sp. and one fungal isolate, C. gloeosporioides. The macroscopic characteristics are seen below the surface of two petri dishes of Fusarium sp. and one isolate of C. gloeosporioides as purple, orange and gray, respectively. This study confirmed the type of disease in the Lokananta variety of shallots as basic information in determining the right way of controlling the disease.
Kiti Rofianti, Septiani Septiani
Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Volume 3, pp 96-103;

The content of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in moringa leaves which has antioxidant properties and acts as an antidiabetic can help lower blood glucose levels. This type of research is experimental, with a pretest-posttest control group design and a quantitative approach. Respondents in this study were 30 people, with 15 in the control group and 15 in the intervention group. Respondents must meet the inclusion criteria, namely suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus according to data from the Cakung Sub-district health center, East Jakarta, aged 45 to 74 years having mild to moderate physical activity, and not suffering from complications and taking drugs from health workers. Respondents measured their initial blood glucose levels (pretest), then were given treatment by giving moringa leaf tea as much as 200 ml, after that the final blood glucose levels were measured (posttest). The decrease in blood glucose levels in the control group was 21.6 mg dL-1 and the decrease in blood glucose levels in the intervention group was 29.7 mg dL-1. Giving moringa leaf tea brewed in 200 ml of water can significantly impact blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, which marks a decrease in blood glucose levels after treatment, with p-value < 0.05. There is a significant effect on reducing blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with p-value < 0.05 after giving 200 ml of moringa leaf tea (p-value 0.01) so that it can be used as an alternative to lower blood glucose levels for diabetics.
Agnes Fitria Widiyanto, Erna Kusuma Wati
Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Volume 3, pp 72-78;

Stunting is a growth disorder that occurs due to chronic malnutrition or infectious diseases. The effects include slow child growth, low endurance, lack of intelligence and low productivity. Data analysis was performed to see the relationship between variables and risk magnitude (OR) using the Chi-square test or Fisher Exact if the requirements for the Chi-square test were not met with a 95% confidence level (α = 0.05). Stunting can cause a decline in public health conditions. Stunting problems can be done by cross-sectoral handling. Other issues such as children with LBW have a significant relationship with stunting. Health promotion can be done to deal with stunting. Stunting risk factors can occur due to environmental sanitation conditions in the home community. Home environmental sanitation that can cause stunting, among others, occurs due to the condition of the house floor, ceiling, latrines and the provision of clean water. There is a need for a government program to improve house sanitation conditions to prevent and eliminate stunting.
Muhammad Rizky Romadhon, Abdul Aziz
Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Volume 3, pp 104-123;

Semarang City is the capital of the Central Java Province, located in the lowlands and directly adjacent to the north side of the Java Sea. This geographical condition makes this city very vulnerable to being affected by floods. This study aims to determine the distribution of flood-prone locations and classify the level of flood susceptibility that occurs in the Semarang City. Quantitative descriptive is the type of research with an overlay method based on scoring parameters related to environmental conditions. These parameters include slope, soil type, rainfall, altitude, land use and river flow buffers. The scored parameters are then entered into the overlay stage with other parameters in the geographic information system (GIS) application to form a map of the flood susceptibility level. The data analysis technique used the descriptive method. The level of flood susceptibility map resulting from this study is in one area of the Pemali-Juana Sub-watershed. The results also show that the scattered highly vulnerable areas in the northern part of Semarang City are areas with low elevations and flat slopes, then dominated by settlement land use that lacks infiltration areas, small river buffer sizes. These are what make the area classified as an area that is very prone to flooding.
Ferry Rachmanto, Erina Prasdila Ashari, Faris Achmad Baharudin, Himawan Adi Nugroho, Adinda Rusdiani Putri, Asri Wulandari, Hasna Nur Faramida, Hanifah Salsabilla, Putri Oktafia Niawati, Tiara Dyah Puspitasari, et al.
Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Volume 3, pp 19-26;

Childhood is the most important period because it is the formation of the personality foundation that determines the next child's experience. Creativity can increase productivity, quality of life and the ability to solve a problem. Creativity is very important because it is a superior characteristic of healthy, innovative and productive children's growth. This tote bag drawing and coloring activity aim to increase children's creativity during the pandemic in Ngadirejo Wetan Hamlet, Pondok Village, Ngadirojo Sub-District, Wonogiri Regency. Children's creativity activities are carried out through the demonstration method. This activity was attended by 30 children aged 2 to 6 years in Ngadirejo Wetan Hamlet, Pondok Village, Ngadirojo Sub-District, Wonogiri Regency. The number of participants exceeded the target of the KKN UNS 306 team which was originally only 20 children. The activity was guided and carried out by KKN UNS 306 team with a cheerful atmosphere to increase children's enthusiasm. Stimulus to improve communication skills is also given to children. Evaluations conducted by interviewing parents showed that children's ability to recognize colors was better than before.
Ina Siti Nurminabari, Sumartini Sumartini, Nadyne Kusumah
Agrihealth: Journal of Agri-Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Volume 3, pp 27-38;

“Sambal gami” is a typical sauce from Bontang, East Kalimantan, but there has been no research estimating its shelf life. This study aimed to determine the rate of deterioration and estimate the shelf life of “sambal gami” using the Accelerated Shelf Life Testing method based on the Arrhenius approach. “Sambal” was packaged in a Polyethylene Terephthalate plastic jar and stored at 25°C, 30°C and 40°C. Parameters observed during storage Free Fatty Acid (FFA) levels and the number of microbes. The results showed the smallest activation energy value to activate the shelf life of sambal gami, the parameter of FFA levels, namely in the zero-order reaction with linear regression y = 0.3404x + 1.5304, R2 value = 0.9796, quality constant of 0.336 and has shelf life of 6 days at 25°C. Based on the parameters of the total number of microbes that occur in the first-order reaction, with linear regression y = 0.2491x + 7.9356, R2 value = 0.9854, the quality degradation constant is 0.263 and has a shelf life of 5 days at 25°C. The headspace obtained on the package is 40.8%. An excellent standard index for headspace is 10% of pack height.
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