Effect of Various Types of Organic Mulch on Growth and Yield of Soybean (Glycine max L. Merril) Anjasmoro Variety
Cultivation of soybean is currently planted using ground cover as a solution to increase crop productivity. So it is necessary to research the effect of various types of organic mulch on the growth and yield of soybeans (Glycine max L. Merril). This study aims to determine the effect of various types of organic mulch on the growth and yield of soybeans (Glycine max L. Merril). This study was laid out in Randomized Block Design 1 factor, which was composed of 6 levels, with 5 replications, so there are 30 experimental units. There was no mulch, rice straw mulch, coconut coir powder mulch, bamboo leaf litter mulch, wood sawdust mulch, and rice husk mulch. The application during soybean cultivation observed parameters were plant height (cm), number of leaves (leaves), fresh header weight (g), fresh root weight (g), root dry weight (g), root dry header (g), number of pods (fruit), pod weight (g), and weight of 100 seeds (g). Rice straw mulch affected the growth and yield of soybeans on plant height 5-6 weeks after planting with average (40.95; 49.18 cm), header fresh weight (43.04g), number of pods (71.40 fruit), and pod weight (36.02g).