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Is PT Dami Mas Sejahtera  a Government Certified Oil Palm Seed Producer? 

PT Dami Mas Sejahtera is certified by the Ministry of Agriculture Republic of Indonesia through the “Surat Keputusan Menteri Pertanian Republik Indonesia Nomor 138/KPTS/TP.240/2/2003” to produce the oil palm variety known as Dami Mas DxP.

What are the origins of the parental palms of Dami Mas DxP? 

The female palms are derived from the Deli Dura population, descendants of four palms first planted in Bogor Botanical Garden 1848. It has since been advanced to many generations through breeding and selection in both Indonesia and Malaysia.

The male Pisifera palms are descended from AVROS SP540, palms known to transmit high yields and good oil extraction ratios.


Has Dami Mas DxP been tested and proven in field tests? 

The Dami Mas DxP has been tested and proven both in experimental trials and commercial fields in various locations in S. America and Asia, especially Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

How To Purchase Dami Mas DxP? 

For Quantity Above 5000 Germinated Seeds 

  1. Submit order request for purchase Dami Mas DxP Seeds to PT Dami Mas Sejahtera Sales Department.

  2. Sales Depart will confirm availability: quantity and shedule of Delivery order.

  3. Customer to submit "Surat Persetujuan Benih Kelapa Sawit (SP2BKS) obtainable from General Directorate of Estate Crops (http://ditjenbun.deptan.go.id).

  4. Customer to submit copy of "Nomor Pokok Wajib Pajak" (NPWP), "Surat Pengukuhan Pengusaha Kena Pajak" (SPPKP), and Company's Profile.

  5. PT. Dami Mas Sejahtera will quote the total cost of the germinated seeds for the quantity requested by customer. On agreement to purchase, customer to deposit ten percent (10%) as down payment (first payment) one (1) week after order is approved, followed by second payment of fifteen percent (15%), two (2) months before date of delivery. The remaining seventy five percent (75%) payment must be paid one (1) month before date of delivery.

  6. PT. Dami Mas Sejahtera will issue the Delivery Order (DO) for customer to collect germinated seeds at Seed Production Unit of PT Dami Mas Sejahtera. PT Dami Mas Sejahtera can also arrange delivery of germinated seeds by courier services appointed by customer.

For Quantity Below 5000 Germinated Seeds 

  1. Submit order request for purchase Dami Mas DxP Seeds to PT Dami Mas Sejahtera Sales Department.

  2. Sales Depart will confirm availability: quantity and shedule of Delivery order.

  3. Customer to submit copy of document: "Surat Keterangan Tanah" or "Surat Keterangan Ganti Rugi" or Land Certificate or The Land Ownership Certificate.

  4. Submit letter of confirmation from Village Headman (Kepala Desa) that germinated seeds to be planted in location as specified in point three (3) above.

  5. PT Dami Mas Sejahtera will quote the total cost of the germinated seeds for the quantity requested by customer. On agreement to purchase, customer to deposit ten percent (10%) as down payment (first payment) one (1) week after order is approved, followed by second payment of fifteen percent (15%), two (2) months before date of delivery. The remaining seventy five percent (75%) payment must be paid one (1) month before date of delivery.

  6. PT Dami Mas Sejahtera will issue the Delivery Order (DO) for customer to collect germinated seeds at Seed Production Unit of PT Dami Mas Sejahtera.

 

Collection and Delivery of Germinated Seeds

  1. Germinated seeds to be collected at Seed Production Unit of PT Dami Mas Sejahtera, Desa Beringin Lestari, Kecamatan Tapung Hilir, Kabupaten Kampar.

  2. For Collection, customer must show Delivery Order (DO) issued by PT Dami Mas Sejahtera.

  3. For third party collection of germinated seeds, customer must issue Letter of Authority to the third party collecting the germinated seeds on her behalf.


Duration of Waiting Period  

  1. The earliest delivery date is four (4) months after confirmation of order and down payment is made. 

  2. The latest date of delivery is nine (9) months after confirmation of order and down payment is made.

 

How to identify normal and abnormal germinated seed before planting?

Normal Germinated Seed :

· The radicle (root) and plumule (shoot) grow in opposite directions.

· Radicle longer than plumule. 

· Radicle and plumule whitish cream color with no browning or fungal infection. 

· Radicle and plumule less than one (1) cm. 

Abnormal Germinated Seed

· Radicle and/or plumule absent

· Radicle and plumule growing in same direction.

· Browning and/or fungal infection of radicle and plumule

 

What is the advantage of Dami Mas Seed?

  1. Earlier fruit production with 8 - 10 tonnes/hectare.

  2. Yield at 3 - 8 years average more than 26 tonnes FFB/hectare.

  3. Oil extraction rate > 25%, Kernel oil extraction rate > 6%, and total oil production > 9 tonnes/hectare.

  4. Low levels of chimera or crown disease in the nursery and field.

  5. High adaptability to a wide range of environments.

  6. Planting density of 136 palms/hectare ensures maximum production.

  7. Dura contamination in the field < 0.1%.

 

What are the special features of Dami Mas DxP when compared to other DxPs?

Dami Mas DxP has been proven in experimental trials and also commercial fields. Under favourable growing conditions, its precocity is demonstrated as bunches can be harvested twenty four (24) months after planting; achieving fresh fruit bunch (FFB) yields of 8-10 tonnes/hectare in the first year of harvesting is quite common. Its high FFB is due to its high bunch number and moderate size bunch weight. Dami Mas DxP is also well known for its excellent oil to bunch which is usually reflected in high oil extraction ratios achieved at the mills.

 

Can we use seedlings obtained around palm circles in commercial oil palm estates as planting material for the plantation?

Commercial planting material  are the hybrids of D and P (also called DxP), produced under strict controlled pollination procedures so as to  ensure only legitimate DxPs are planted.  Seedlings obtained from commercial fields are the result of natural random open pollination ( i.e. mating or selfing of TxT) which will give planting materials of 25% Dura thick shelled type (lower oil extraction), 25% Pisifera shell-less fruit type (mainly sterile thus no FFB yield) and 50% Tenera thin shelled fruit type. More ever, such natural open pollination will also result in selfing with the resultant inbreeding effects negatively affecting the yields.

 

How can we be sure that Dami Mas DxP will achieve its full potential as the superior DxP oil palm planting material?

The genetic potential of Dami Mas DxP will be realised when the best and appropriate agronomic management practices such as proper fertilizer management and good estate management practices are employed.

 

How to recognize the customer has received an original email from PT Dami Mas Sejahtera?

Please click the arrow that located on right side of the email recipients. The proof of original email sent from PT Dami Mas Sejahtera is the email must be obtained in writing from PT Dami Mas Sejahtera with mail server address: @damimas.com.