The agronomic beneﬁts of using compost are well documented and accepted as part of good agricultural practice. Reducing inorganic fertiliser usage by 35-40% can have signiﬁcant ﬁnancial, environmental and CPO quality implications in promoting sustainable plantation agriculture.
The primary attributes of good quality compost are:
BioLogic Blend enhances the availability of humic and fulvic acids for improved plant health.
BARcompost is enriched with our proprietary BioLogic Blend, which contains microbes that are beneficial to the overall wellbeing of the soil and palms. It is a microbially enriched superior supplement or substitute for inorganic fertilisers because:
BARcompost is mature, free from harmful phytotoxins and pathogens, through a series of quality control tests.
Our biological products possess the RIGHT MICROBES for cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin degradation, biocontrol of pathogen and biofertilizer benefits.
BARcompost is free of inorganic fertiliser additives, which are harmful to compost performance. An increase in compost osmolarity harms beneficial microbes, which are non-halotolerant. Osmosis due to the concentration gradient will dehydrate the cells. Once it surpasses its tolerance threshold, the cells’ metabolic activities will cease and the cells will become non-viable.
We can process whole bunches and shredded EFB with our unique blend of microbes.
The quality of BARcompost is best evaluated on its microbiological content. However, conventional analysis of NPK, trace elements and CN analyses is suggested to provide a direct correlation to inorganic fertilizers and composition of the raw materials (EFB, POME, Decanter, Ash).
BARformula Technology is the most advanced microbial remediation technology for Oil Palm. It is designed to take advantage of the decomposition of organic materials by bacterial activity. This equates to lower costs, increased capacity, and an improved quality of effluent. It also eliminates bad odors that are a typical by-product in the anaerobic decomposition of bacteria.
BARformula provides total solutions by managing the process from mill to field. We also provide all the necessary equipment and facilities (except for tractors and trucks), including complementary BioLogic Blend, in order to ensure the proper implementation of BARformula Technology on site.
Good agricultural management supplemented by compost can yield a minimum increase of 1mt FFB/Ha. For a deeper understanding on the subject, feel free to browse through some of our scientific literature here
On average, mills have realized cost-savings of approximately RM1 million per annum upon implementing BARformula Technology.
For mills in the design phase, a further CAPEX savings can be realised through reduced pond construction. The holding capacity requirement of mills with a composting facility is approximately 30,000m³ as opposed to 60,000 – 100,000m³ required by conventional mills.
If you would like to calculate potential savings for your mill, download our Cost Savings calculator (.xlsx) below