“Many oil palm plantation owners here do not optimize their land,” said Ferron Haryanto, an executive of a company that seeks solutions to these weaknesses.
In his conversation with The Palm Scribe, PT eKomoditi Solutions Indonesia’s CEO Ferron Haryanto said that “ghost workers” and “ghost bunches” were among the many aspects that affect plantation productivity.
The term “ghost workers” here refers to the workers who are recorded as a present while they are actually not, at a specific time. “Ghost bunches” refers to the inequalities in the number of fruit production in the field and in the factory.Baca Juga: Pemerintah Upayakan Stabilisasi Harga TBS Sawit di Tingkat Petani
To solve this problem, PT eKomoditi Solutions Indonesia created a digital program called Electronic Plantation Control System (ePCS) that allows users to monitor the condition of their plantations while providing users with an efficient data recording system.
This digital program does not require an internet signal because it is equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS) directly connected to the satellite.
The real picture of existing plantations is obtained by regularly taking images from the air using drones. Data collected is then stored in the data center at the company’s headquarters.Baca Juga: Cara Mengendalikan Hama Kumbang Tanduk pada Tanaman Kelapa Sawit