Planting Operations

As at 31 December 2017, the Group had a total planted area of 36,103 hectares (2016: 36,145 hectares) out of a total area of 40,279 hectares. Of the total planted area, approximately 89% or 32,023 hectares (2016: 32,374 hectares) were mature areas, with the average age of 15.3 years (2016: 15.3 years).

  Hectares
Immature 3,934
30 months to 7 years 5,615
> 7 years to 17 years 6,839
> 17 years 19,569
TOTAL PLANTED – OIL PALM 35,957
Immature – Other Crops 146
TOTAL PLANTED AREA 36,103
Reserves Plantable 113
Buildings, Roads, Reserves, etc 4,063
TOTAL AREA 40,279

For FY2017, the Group had 3,934 hectares of immature oil palm out of which 1,097 hectares were expected to mature in 2018. The Group replanted 1,412 hectares during the 2017 financial year.

Area Statement of the Group as of 31 December 2017 was as follows:

  Total Area (Hectares) Planted Area (Hectares) Mature Area (Hectares) Percentage of Mature Area
JGOE (i) 14,117 * 12,808 10,731 83.8%
TMGOE (ii) 12,807 ** 11,862 10,703 90.2%
SSGOE (iii) 9,906 8,744 7,900 90.3%
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 36,103 32,023 88.7%

(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 is currently under application
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