Jurnal Ilmiah Pertanian (JIP) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes original research articles on agricultural advances and local land resources for global dissemination. In this issue, we published seven articles through a rigorous selection process. This issue cover is about Ganoderma sp, one of the causes of disease for oil palm plants, which has been discussed in 2 articles. Another article deals with empowerment carried out in increasing the capacity of human resources to improve the quality of local coffee in one article. The soil improvement process through natural materials has been well described in 2 articles. Meanwhile, the remaining two articles discuss the characterization of Xanthomonas bacteriophage and the diversity of colored maize, respectively.