New Agricultural Land Measurement Adapted in Langowan, Minahasa, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Loing, Jeane Catty


New agricultural land measurement adapted in Kecamatan Langowan, Minahasa and dry paddy measurement counted as odd measurement compare to well known general measurement in farmers' practicing since along time, from descendant to descendant. The writer found these measurement when searching another topic of research named "Analysis  Farmer Decision Against Integration of Wetland Paddy and Duck In Minahasa North Sulawesi". One of the variables is the measurement of each farmer area wetland paddy owner. They were seventy five respondents. Gold shell was a must food to consume for duck laying eggs in the research location.

The new agricultural land measurement consists of first, "walleleng", second,"tek tek"  for land measurement and third "gantang" for dry paddy weight. Some of the seventy five respondents used Ha. Eight "waleleng" have the same measurement as one Hectare. So, One "Waleleng" is 10000/8 M2 = 1250 M2 . Three "tek tek"  have the same measurement as one Hectare. One "tek tek" is 10000/3 = About 3333 M2 more. Five "gantang" for dry paddy have 75 Kg. One "gantang" of dry paddy is 15 Kg.To make sure. the farmer count one "waleleng" of their wetland paddy produced 17 gantang of dry paddy.  It means  15 kg  times 17 "gantang" = 255 Kg dry paddy.

Keywords: new measurement, waleleng, tektek, gantang, gold shell.

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