JAKARTA – PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG) increase the production of crude palm oil (CPO) to 145 397 tonnes in the first half of 2013, an increase of 31.1 percent compared with the same period last year.
Director of Dharma Satya Nusantara, Djojo Boentoro, revealing CPO sales volume also increased significantly by 30.5 percent to 147 693 tonnes. The Company also recorded an increase in the production of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) during the period January to June 2013 reached 555,570 tons, an increase of 28 percent year on year.
“TBS is processed to reach 600 350 tonnes, up 35.0% from a year ago, which is obtained from the core plantations, smallholders and third parties,” he said in a press release on Tuesday (30/07/2013).
He explained that the increase in FFB production volume due to increased crop area grown and the age of the company’s plants. Mature plants increased the total area of 42 333 hectares in 2012 to 48,470 hectares in 2013. Meanwhile, the productivity of FFB per hectare to 11.9 tonnes per hectare increased by 9% over the same period the previous year.
The company targets the padatahun new planting could be 8,000 acres, consisting of the core consisting of 4,200 and 3,800 for a plasma.
Related to financial performance, DSNG successfully posted net sales of Rp 1.7 trillion, or relatively equal to sales in the same period last year, in the midst of the recent decline in CPO prices.
Central Bureau of Statistics Provisni Jambi noted that soybean production in the region in 2012 decreased by 37.98 percent or as much as 2,153 tons of dry beans than in 2011.
“Jambi soybean production in 2012 totaled only 3,516 tons of dried beans or decreased production of 2,153 tons of dry beans 37.98 percent over the previous year,” said Head of BPS Jambi in Jambi Rusdiansyah Jos on Monday.
Decline in soybean production is due to decrease in harvested area of 1,754 hectares or 38.44 percent, while productivity rose by 0.10 quintals per hectare (0.81 per cent), he said.
Meanwhile, in 2013, soybean production is expected to increase to 3,525 tons of dry beans or an increase of 9 tonnes (0.26 per cent).
Jambi soybean production in 2012 contributed to the national soybean production of 0.42 per cent while the contribution of the island of Sumatra to the national soybean production in 2012 amounted to only 10.45 per cent and more than 50 percent is produced in Java.
In the year 2013 based on forecast figures (Aram I) soybean production is expected to be increased slightly to 3,525 tons, up by 0.26 percent compared to the year 2012.
This increase is expected to be achieved through the increase in harvested area and productivity through a variety of programs the Department of Crop related to an increase in soybean production.
Patterns of different soybean harvest rice and corn harvest patterns, where the pattern occurs at the highest soybean harvest subround II (May to August).
So that the three crops (rice, corn and soybeans) have a different pattern of harvesting the crops with other crops.
As for the highest harvest area in each subround not the same. Pattern soybean harvest in 2013 is estimated to harvest highest in sub round III, in contrast to the pattern of the 2011 harvest and 2012 where the highest harvest in subround II.
Differences in the pattern in which the highest yielding crop in 2013 subround III expected because of the shift in the growing season, he said.