Best Management Practice for Maximum Economic Yield in Oil Palm (BMP-OP II)

IPNI-2005-SEAP-3

Partners Six collaborating plantations in Sumatra and Kalimantan of Indonesia. PT Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk, an Indonesian company with rubber and oil palm plantations in various locations in Indonesia. This project is located at Kisaran, North Sumatra. The environment at this location is ideal for oil palms and high yields were already achieved before the project started. Project start: July 2006. Read more


Year of initiation:2005
Year of completion:2012

Interpretive Summary

This research project was started to implement, test, and refine the Best Management Practice (BMP) concept for yield intensification in order to increase productivity, profitability, and sustainability of palm oil production. BMPs were implemented in five full-size management blocks in six collaborating plantations in Sumatra (North, South) and Kalimantan (West, Central, and East) in existing mature plantings by IPNI and its plantation partners.

This project was started in 2006 and will continue until 2012 with the main objective of implementing, testing, and refining the Best Management Practice (BMP) concept for yield intensification in order to increase productivity, profitability, and sustainability of palm oil production.

This study’s objective is to implement, test, and refine the best management practice (BMP) concept for yield intensification in order to increase productivity, profitability, and sustainability of palm oil production. BMPs are implemented in five full-size management blocks in six collaborating plantations in Sumatra (North, South) and Kalimantan (West, Central, and East) in existing mature plantings by IPNI and its plantation partners.

The best management practice (BMP) concept for yield intensification in existing mature oil palm plantings has been developed and refined by IPNI and its partners over a period of 8 years. In this approach, a set of site-specific BMPs are identified and implemented in a representative number of full-size management blocks in each estate to achieve crop management objectives related to productivity, profitability, sustainability, and the environment.

The best management practice (BMP) concept for yield intensification in existing mature plantings has been developed and refined by IPNI and its partners over a period of 8 years. In this approach, a set of site-specific BMPs are identified and implemented in a representative number of full-size management blocks in each estate to achieve crop management objectives related to productivity, profitability, sustainability, and the environment.

The IPNI Southeast Asia Program has been instrumental in developing a best management practice (BMP) concept for yield intensification in oil palm during 2001-2005. The BMP approach is now undergoing wider scale evaluation with six collaborating plantations in Indonesia since 2006.

Following on the success of the first collaborative oil palm Best Management Practices (BMP) project at PT Asiatic Persada in Jambi Province, Indonesia, a second phase of BMP projects was initiated in 2006 to evaluate the wider applicability of the BMP concept. This new initiative seeks to establish new BMP projects with new collaborators at six sites spanning the main oil palm growing areas of Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia. At each site, the project will run for 4 years.

A conceptual framework for the ecological intensification of oil palm production was developed and presented as a paper entitled "The Need to Increase Profitability in Oil Palm Plantations: Matching Crop and Nutrient Management Principles with Evolving Strategies" at the National Seminar of the Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP) in Johor Bahru in June 2005.

An Oil Palm Platform was newly formed by a group of oil palm agronomists and technical experts interested in the development, evaluation, and promotion of Agronomic Information Management Systems (AIMS) in Oil Palm based on the integration of knowledge, technologies, and tools.

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Changes in Soil Quality Indicators under Oil Palm Plantations Receiving Best Management Practices By N. Pauli, C. Donough, T. Oberthür, J. Cock, R. Verdooren, Rahmadsyah, G. Abdurrohim, K. Indrasura, A. Lubis, T. Dolong, J.M. Pasuquin, and M. Fisher
Better Crops With Plant Food
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