Planting Operations

As at 31 December 2016, the Group had a total planted area of 36,145 hectares (2015: 35,678 hectares) out of a total area of 40,279 hectares with an average age of 15.3 years (2015: 15.5 years). Of the total planted area, approximately 90% or 32,374 hectares (2015: 32,440 hectares) were mature areas.

  Hectares
Immature 3,625
30 months to 7 years 5,626
> 7 years to 17 years 7,246
> 17 years 19,502
TOTAL PLANTED – OIL PALM 35,999
Immature – Other Crops 146
TOTAL PLANTED AREA 36,145
Reserves Plantable 114
Buildings, Roads, Reserves, etc 4,020
TOTAL AREA 40,279

1,106 hectares of the total immature area of 3,625 hectares are expected to mature in 2017. The Group replanted 1,425 hectares during FY2016.

Area statement of the division as of 31 December 2016 was as follows:

  Total Area (Hectares) Planted Area (Hectares) Mature Area (Hectares) Percentage of Mature Area
JGOE (i) 14,117 * 12,808 10,589 82.7%
TMGOE (ii) 12,807 ** 11,893 10,726 90.2%
SSGOE (iii) 9,906 8,755 8,370 95.6%
Ladang Kawa 1,276 1,201 1,201 100.0%
Pelipikan 1,365 903 903 100.0%
Kota Marudu *** 808 585 585 100.0%
TOTAL 40,279 36,145 32,374 89.6%

(i) JGOE refers to Jeroco Group of Estates.
(ii) TMGOE refers to Tomanggong Group of Estates.
(iii) SSGOE refers to Sungai Segama Group of Estates.
* Including 86 hectares planted with Jelutong trees.
** Including 60 hectares planted with Sepat trees.
*** Including 81 hectares of land adjoining to the existing land of which the land title are currently under application.
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