Sweet Corn Hair Extract's Ability to Prevent the Sanitization of a Milk Storage Room
Ellin Harlia1, Lia Budimulyati Salman2, Salma Salsabila3
1Department of Animal Products Technology, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Padjadjaran University, West Java, Indonesia.
2Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Padjadjaran University, West Java, Indonesia.
3Study Program of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Animal Husbandry Padjadjaran University, West Java,
Abstract: Because corn silk extract includes antibacterial components, it can be used as a natural disinfectant. The purpose of this study is to identify the concentration of corn silk extract that has the greatest impact on reducing the number of colonies and the bacterial inhibitory power in the milk storage room. Corn silk extract is a natural disinfectant. The research was carried out between April and June 2022 at the Tandangsari Multi-Business Cooperative and the Padjadjaran University Microbiology and Waste Handling Laboratory in Tanjungsari. This investigation was carried out experimentally using a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with 4 treatments: P0 (0 percent), P1 (50 percent), P2 (70 percent), and P3 (90 percent), with 5 replications for each. Bacterial inhibition and a decline in bacterial population were the variables seen. The findings of this study indicate that maize silk extract naturally lowers colony counts and inhibits bacterial activity. With an average percentage of 70.77 percent on the floor, 77.97 percent on the table, and 19.53 mm for gram-positive bacteria and 8.43 mm for gram-negative bacteria, a concentration of 70 percent is the concentration that significantly reduces the number of colonies and inhibits bacterial growth.
Keywords: corn silk, natural disinfectant, reduction in colony number, inhibitory power