Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing

Introduction
The Musim Mas Group has in place many sound practices in the cultivation and production of palm oil that are consistent with the principles of sustainable agriculture and production. This brief presentation provides some examples of the best management practices (BMPs) in the plantations and processing facilities.

South Sumatra and Central Kalimantan in Indonesia.Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing NORTH SUMATRA CENTRAL KALIMANTAN RIAU WEST SUMATRA SOUTH SUMATRA Musim Mas Group Plantations Musim Mas Group Plantations are located in the Provinces of North Sumatra. . West Sumatra. Riau.

Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing Reception of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) Sterilization of FFB Threshing and pressing stations Crude palm oil tanks Musim Mas Group Palm Oil Processing Facilities The Group has nine palm oil mills with included kernel crushing plants. . These plants have been constructed to Musim Mas design for efficient extraction of CPO and PKO of good quality at minimum cost and in line with the latest manufacturing practices.

Nursery Main Nursery Nursery Practices High nursery management standards are adhered to in order to enable production of high quality planting materials for field planting.Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing Pre. . This is prerequisite for high sustainable yields from the plantings.

promotes the recycling of biomass and maintains soil fertility. . This approach prevents atmospheric pollution.Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing Mechanical felling Stacking of biomass Planting of oil palm Planting of legume cover 12 months after planting 18 months after planting Land Preparation The zero burning technique is always in the preparation of new land for cultivation.

. Beneficial plants have been planted to augment the population of natural enemies of pests.Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing Pests census Pupae of nettle caterpillar Beneficial plants Application of virus Infected Cocoon Barn owl box Integrated Pest Management (IPM) An A IPM policy is adopted to minimize the application of pesticides. Barn owls are used for controlling rats. priority i given t bi l i l control li i d t d t i i i th li ti f ti id i it is i to biological t l approaches such as the use of virus and Cordyceps fungus to control leaf eating pests.

.Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing Mechanised herbicide application Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) Proper storage Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides When application of pesticides is deemed necessary. Practices are also in place to ensure proper storage of pesticides and disposal of used containers. every effort is made to ensure that they are properly applied. particularly for the control of weeds. All operators are trained and provided with personal protective equipment.

OSH Workshop for p management staff…. Monitoring of OSH performance is through self assessment and audit. Field demonstration ….Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing Strict safety procedures …. Occupational Safety and Health [OSH] Musim Mas OSH Policy and Procedures are cascaded down to all employees and workers through training and workshops. OSH Workshop for workers and smallholders…. . Self-assessment and audit…. Workers’ safety ….

Routine intensive monitoring of effluent quality is carried out to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. . In some mills digested effluent is further treated using aerobic systems to prepare the effluent to meet the standards for watercourse discharge.Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing Effluent Treatment Palm oil mill effluents are treated biologically in a series of ponds for anaerobic and facultative digestion before discharge for land application.

.Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing EFB mulching Application of bunch ash Land application of treated POME Use of By-Products from Mills By-products from the processing of FFB are used as fuel or applied as organic fertilizers. EFBs are also applied in the fields as mulch. Treated palm oil mill effluent (POME) is also a source of plant nutrients. Palm fibre. empty fruit bunches (EFB) and kernel shell are used as solid fuel for the mills.

this includes competency training.Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing Training on BMPs…… …. . in practice … and lectures Workshops Induction training for new Assistants Physical training Training of Human Resources Training and development is an integral part of Musim Mas management strategies to upgrade the skills of its people. sustainability as well as occupational safety and health awareness and training to build a safe work culture in the workplace.

religious and safety and health amenities are provided for the workforce and staff. The Group provides schools and health care services to workers’ children .Musim Mas Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Oil Palm Cultivation & Processing Staff houses Workers’ houses Mosque Housing complex Church Estate schools Health services Amenities for Staff and Workers Self contained housing complexes with social. welfare.

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