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MPOB, Briar Resources ink agreements for technology transfer of fertiliser formulations

27/07/2022 04:52 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 (Bernama) — Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Briar Resources Sdn Bhd have inked two memoranda of agreement (MoAs) for the technology transfer of two fertiliser formulations. 

MPOB said in a statement that the two fertiliser formulations are namely the Enhanced MPOB F5 Fertiliser Formulation (MPOB F5 Improved) and Enhanced MPOB F5 Super Fertiliser Formulation (MPOB F5 Premium). 

Briar Resources will commercially produce the two fertiliser formulations for oil palm cultivation. 

MPOB director-general Datuk Dr Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir said MPOB F5 Improved could be an alternative source of oil palm fertiliser besides other types of fertilisers developed by MPOB.

He said the improved fertiliser formulation could also be applied using the mechanical spreader in the field.

“On the other hand, the improvised formulation and fertiliser form of MPOB F5 Premium has been proven to increase nitrogen efficiency and has a higher relative hardness, hence the application rate of fertiliser can be reduced,” he said.

Ahmad Parveez added that it will help to address the acute labour shortage by the adaptation of mechanical spreaders in the field.

“Briar Resources was chosen because the company possesses facilities such as equipment and machinery to produce the two fertilisers,” he said, adding that the company has the expertise to produce pelletised fertiliser fortifying chemical fertiliser and organic materials.

The exchange of the MoAs was witnessed by the Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin in conjunction with the Malaysia International Agricommodity Expo & Summit (MIACES) at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre.




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