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SIMALAKAMA OF PALM OIL PLANTATION
PLANT SUPERIOR SEEDS, MORE PROFIT24 June 2014 , 17:30 WIB | Read : 931 | By : Ignatius Ery Kurniawan
Sutrisno (42), an independent farmer in Riau complained his fresh fruit harvest from his 12 year old plantation. The harvest was 10 – 12 ton fresh fruit/year and the selling price from the nearest palm oil factory was so cheaper than the harvest of palm oil company. “I got cheaper selling price,” Sutrisno recently explained to InfoSAWIT.
The farmers tend to face many problems when planting palm oil – starting from enlarging the area, planting and selling the harvest. They mostly face troubles and it is hard to solve by themselves.
Palm oil farmers keep being tempted for the cheap palm oil seeds when enlarging their area because they have limited fund to enlarge palm oil. They buy the cheap seeds because they are difficult to get loan from the banks.
What Sutrisno faces is one of many problems which the farmers face in Indonesia. The farmers keep getting problems and there were no good solutions.
According to the Chairman of Indoneisa Palm Oil Businessmen Association, Soedjai Kartasasmita, the farmers’ low productivities should be helped by the government. “The government should help to increase the farmers’ productivities,” Soedjai hoped.
Based on what InfoSAWIT had traced, there are lots of sides want to have superior seeds. There are lots of progresses made by the superior seeds producers. For example, the superior seeds are faster to make fruit, the better quality and the quantity of the harvest are more in every year per hectare.
Faster to Make Fruit
Just like when being in fruit for the first time, the productive plants (PP) 1 could give fruit after being planted for 5 years. By planting newest superior seeds, they could give fruit after being 2,5 years planted.