Good Agricultural Practices Plantation
i). Integrated Pest Management – IPM
IPM is a combination method of the use of ecological, cultural, physical, biological and chemical methods in order to control disease and pests in the farm. This IPM technique can reduce the use of pesticides and help to reduce the negative effects on the environmental chain.
Its cultivation aims to control pest of oil palm crops, especially bagworm and nettle caterpillars. This practice is to ensure that the risk of dependence on the use of chemical can be reduce in order to protect the environment.
- Tyto Alba for Rat Control
Biological control by using owls (Tyto Alba) in oil palm plantations can help to control the rat population and reduce the dependency on the use of chemical pesticides.
- Soil & Water Conservation Management
- Empty Fruits Bunches (EFB)
The use of Empty Bunches as mulch is a great alternative as it contains nutrients with high on potassium, phosphate and magnesium. Besides, high organic content can help to improve soil fertility and improve soil structure.
- Legume Cover Crop
Legume cover crop is planted in premature oil palms plantation is to ensure that the soil fertility can be increase, reduce soil erosion due to rain and help to preserve the environment.
- Zero Burning Practice
The zero burning practice approach in replanting farm has complied with the principle of MSPO certification without the use of making open burning. This method has been able to improve soil quality, reduce harmful carbon emission and reduce the risk of forest fires which will resulted on negative impact on the environment.
- STORE MANAGEMENT
Good and efficient store management practices are an important element in the GMP towards achieving efficient operation and maintenance of machines and machinery. Besides, it also helps to maintaining the efficiency of operation cost and store management.
- EMPLOYEE SOCIAL FACILITIES
The provision of shelves (lockers) makes it easier for employees to store personal protective equipment (PPE) and personal items before and after working hours. This is to prevent loss of goods and indirectly save PPE management costs.