InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Musim Mas, one integrated palm oil plantation company in Indonesia announced Genetic Research Centre successfully developed the latest four palm oil hybrids, they are, DxP Musim Mas GS1, DxP Musim Mas GS2, DxP Musim Mas GS3, and DxP Musim Mas GS4.
They got approval from Tim Penilai Varietas (TPV) of plantation plants in the plantation plants variety release session in the second semester of 2023, last week.
The innovations were from research that started in 2010 in one plantations of Musim Mas in Riau. The research team of Musim Mas successfully accelerated palm oil seed breeding through Accelerated Breeding Program and created superior seeds in 12 years or four years faster than conventional research procedures.
“The hard work and commitment from research team of Musim Mas now got the latest varieties within the highest yield per hectare in total,” Director of Strategy & Planning Musim Mas Group, TK Lim said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Friday (3/11/2023).
Series of variety of Musim Mas GS would have potential production more than 28 tons of fresh fruit bunch (FFB) per hectare in the first harvest and total yield 8,80 tons per hectare per year.
In the fourth year and forth, FFB production would potentially be more than 34 tons/hectare/year and the total yield would be 10,40 tons/hectare/year. The four varieties have been tested in many locations in Indonesia within satisfying output though they were planted in different rain and areas.
Besides escalating plantation productivity, Musim Mas also focused to develop independent smallholders by delivering trainings since 2015. The company also reinforced to develop independent smallholders’ empowerment.
“By planting our latest varieties, independent smallholders would escalate their harvest quality and indirectly would escalate their area effectiveness,” TK Lim said. (T2)