Precision Ag is Cost-Effective in Malaysia

Laura McNamaraEducation, Precision Ag in the News

The Star OnlineMalaysian ag company Boustead Holdings Bhd thinks precision agriculture is a big part of the puzzle when it comes to finding cost-effective solutions for increasing production of crude palm oil and palm kernel. The Star Online reports that Tan Sri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, the group managing director for Boustead, is placing his confidence in precision farming.

The group has implemented several plans of action to address the issue of cost control.

The implementation of the precision farming technique has enabled us to be more precise in the application of fertiliser and thus, more cost efficient.

Mechanisation of field operations, such as fertiliser application and in-field collection, has yielded positive results in improving land-labour ratio and workers’ productivity.

Our focus on using clonal oil palm material and future use of new compact hybrid palms should ensure a higher yield.

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