FGV oil palm planting materials have traits to suit various needs

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BY DR TAN JOON SHEONG

OIL palm breeding programme in Felda Global Ventures Holding Bhd (FGV) was first established in 1969 at Tekam,Pahang (known as Pusat Penyelidikan Pertanian Tun Razak, PPPTR) with a total of 2,130 hectare dedicated for various breeding programmes.

The main objectives were to breed for superior planting materials (oil yield) and at the same time  to explore and exploit the germsplasms of various materials.