Core Business

Research & Development

Teladan Prima Agro’s s research and development (R&D) activities are carried out by the Research Department, which operates under the coordination of the Assurance, Integration & Improvement Division. The research department plays an important role in finding innovative solutions and providing recommendations for improvements in productivity efficiency and environmental preservation.

Teladan Prima Agro has invested considerable resources in research and development to drive sustainable growth for the Company. TPA’s R&D activities include increasing productivity by developing quality planting materials and guiding plantation operations in implementing responsible agronomic practices.

Empat Unit Kerja Dalam Divisi Riset

Bidang Sumber Daya Lahan & Pemetaan

  • Melakukan survey dan evaluasi areal untuk menilai kesesuaian lahan baik untuk pengembangan kebun baru ataupun kebun yang akan diakuisisi oleh perusahaan.
  • Melakukan analisis data spasial baik tematik maupun citra satelit.

Bidang Pemupukan Gulma

  • Melakukan koordinasi dengan unit kebun untuk proses pengambilan sampel daun (Lead Sampling Unit/ LSU) setiap tahun untuk pemeriksaan kandungan hara daun sebagai salah satu basis perhitungan dan penyusunan rekomendasi pemupukan.
  • Melakukan pengujian atas kualitas dan kandungan hara pupuk yang disediakan perusahaan dan akan digunakan di lapangan agar memenuhi standar pupuk SNI.

Bidang Proteksi Tanaman

  • Menyediakan layanan pengendalian hama, penyakit dan gulma tanaman yang bersifat terpadu.
  • Menggunakan metode pengendalian hama, penyakit, tanaman dan gulma berwawasan linkungan: Early Warning System (EWS) untuk deteksi dini gejala serangan hama penyakit; pemanfaatan tanaman inang sebagai musuh alami hama perusak daun kelapa sawit (beneficial plants); pengendalian hama tikus secara hayati melalui penangkaran burung hantu (Tyto Alba) di lingkungan kebun dan menggunakan bahan pengendali gulma sesuai ketentuan.

Bidang Database

  • Melakukan inventaris dan pengolahan data dalam menunjang program kerja Departemen Riset.

Teladan Prima Agro’s Research & Development Initiatives

Teladan Prima Agro has partnered and collaborated with research institutes and other companies to develop several initiatives that support the company’s performance:

Partnership with CIRAD

Teladan Prima Agro collaborates with The French Agricultural Center for International Development (CIRAD) – a leading institution from France that is engaged in research and development. Teladan Prima Agro collaborates with CIRAD to evaluate agricultural and agronomic practices in tropical areas.

Seed Garden

In collaboration with Felda Agricultural Service Sdn Bhd (Felda Global Ventures / FGV –Malaysia subsidiary), Teladan Prima Agro built the first Seed Garden in East Kalimantan Province.

The Seed Garden created will facilitate the production of superior oil palm planting material that yields high productivity levels. The Seed Garden area that has been built by Teladan Prima Agro rests on more than 15 hectares of land with a target production of 6 million sprouts per year to meet the needs of the domestic market.

The Seed Garden, consisting of the Dura-FGV variety as the parent of DxP Felda ML161 planted in December 2020, is currently in the nursery stage. The target of sprouts production is expected to be fulfilled in 2026. In the future, Seed Garden will also produce DxP Felda 3WAY sprouts after the license is obtained.

Fertilizer Recommendation

Teladan Prima Agro also cooperates with consultants from PT Mitra Agro Servindo (MAS) to obtain data and create fertilizer recommendations required annually by the Company to maintain the management of the plantation with high effectiveness

Pest Management Using Tyto Alba's Owl

As part of its integrated pest management, Teladan Prima Agro utilizes owls (Tyto alba) as a natural approach to control the populations of pests and rodents. Owls are natural-born predators that primarily hunt at night for their prey. Using owls as a pest control alternative reduces the need for invasive methods such as chemical control and is proven to be effective as owls can eliminate rodents below the 10% threshold. The use of owls is also up to 50% more economical than the use of chemical control.

Tyto Alba Population
Observations

Observation in 2023
Population Introduced
0
Not Active
0
Active
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Total Population
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*Observation as per December 2023