American Journal of Applied Sciences

Effect of Input Production against Quality of Cocoa Beans

Effendy and Made Antara

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.709.713

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 10

Pages 709-713

Abstract

This research aims to: (1) analyze the effect of input production against total beans per 100 g of dry cocoa beans and (2) analyze the correlation of total beans and fat content of cocoa beans. The Cobb-Douglas production function assisted in answering the first goal, while correlation analysis provided a means to answer the second. Results showed that: (1) urea fertilizers, KCl fertilizers, SP-36 fertilizers, pesticides and labour could reduce total beans per 100 g of dry cocoa beans and (2) there was a correlation between total beans per 100 g of dry cocoa beans and total fat content. The more cocoa beans per 100 g, the higher the total fat content. Farmers had to pay attention to the usage of input production such as fertilizers, pesticides and labour because it could increase the quality of cocoa beans.

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© 2015 Effendy and Made Antara. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.