InfoSAWIT, PEKANBARU – Just like the plan, PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) V, the subsidiary of Holding Perkebunan Nusantara III Persero would provide and sell superior and certified palm oil seeds for the smallholders by the late of 2022.
Director of PTPN V, Jatmiko Santosa said that by the late of 2022 the company would be selling superior and certified seeds to the smallholders. Prior the company did the same by the late of 2020.
EVP Plasma PTPN V, Arief Subhan mentioned, in 2022 the superior seeds by PTPN V would be about 400 thousand for the plasma and independent smallholders. The numbers decreased from 1,1 million seeds when the program was firstly launched.
Arief thought, this happened for it took one year to grow superior and certified seeds and made the numbers decreased from the previous year. But he is optimist that the seeds would help about 1.500 to 2.000 smallholders that would be implementing smallholders replanting program (SRP). The massive distribution of fake palm oil seeds when the government urged to implement SRP is the reason for the company to provide and sell certified palm oil seeds.
“Insya Allah in this year, we would prepare about 400 thousand superior palm oil seeds in many varieties and relased to the people,” Arief said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT recently.
He continued, there are two kinds of superior seeds that PTPN V would prepare to the smallholders in Riau Province, they are, PPKS 540 and PPKS Simalungun (SMB), within the average productivity of fresh fruit bunch reaching more than 30 tons per hectare per year. The seeds would be sold in economic price and available in five breeding centers of PTPN V, they are, in Air Molek District of Indragiri Hulu, Tandun and Sei Rokan District of Rokan Hulu, Dumai City, and Sei Pagar District of Kampar.
“We sincerely want to help the smallholders to get their best, avoid them from planting fake seeds and eventually would help increase their economy,” he said. (T2)