Sustainable planting is at the heart of our Planting Division. Guided by our Replanting Policy, we take full advantage to plant and replant whilst adding measures to reduce the effects of drought or flood.
The Group continuously rejuvenates existing estates by introducing a replanting programme. This programme is aimed at improving productivity and efficiency by implementing high density planting, using superior planting progenies and redesigning estates to enable higher rate of mechanisation.
Our policy is to replant 5% of the total hectarage in our Terengganu plantations. We replant at least 1,500 ha per year. Our replanting programme plans are to achieve an average age profile of 13 years by 2022.
REPLANTING PROGRAMME FOR 2018
Terengganu Replanting Programme
Terengganu estates started its replanting programme in 2012 which involved the redesigning of estate plantations, utilising superior planting materials and higher planting density. With improved mechanisation methods, crop evacuation has become more efficient.
By 2016, the Group reaped its first produce from this replanting exercise. Previously, it took 36 months to harvest. With new planting material and improved processes, harvesting can now be done after just 30 months.
Whilst our strategy of replanting has focused on future drainability and to reduce GHG emissions during replanting, zero-burning practice is emphasised.