Model Farm- Quick Intro

Welcome to our development and model farm located in Titi Gajah, just outside of Alor Star, Kedah, where we develop and validate our methods of growing (mainly rice, but other food crops are on the way).

Farm Details

Size of farm : 11.97ha (29.6 acres)
Size of rice fields : 8.49 ha (21 acres)
Rice Types Grown : Fragrant Rice (MRQ76 ) and Regular Rice

Environmentally Friendly Farming From
A Healthy Biome

We use Nutrenics biostimulants to improve soil health and water quality leading to healthier plants, which produce better quality and more food on our model farm outside Alor Setar Kedah.

This 11ha plot is our development Center to demonstrate better farming techniques to improve productivity. We work with many local authorities including Jabatan Pertanian as our contribution towards improving local food security.

Highlighted Features

Increasing Productivity

Malaysian Fragrant Rice

Produce For Sale

Our Development Center

Uses Nutrenics Biostimulant

No Pesticides
No Fungicides

3 Key Focus Areas

1. Improve Land Utilization

Levees & Bunds

In healthy soil, grass and weed growth, especially on bunds and levees is very fast and controlling this is problematic. The cheapest (and most common) way to deal with this is by spraying herbicides. However, these herbicides will go into the soils and water and be absorbed into the plants and grain. To avoid this, we manually cut the grass across the whole farm- no herbicides used.

2. Manage Water Quality

Aerial view of our flooded rice fields- our high bunds and integrated irrigation system ensures no water inflow from surrounding fields and excellent water control.

Source

To grow good rice, water quality is critical. The prime source of our farm’s water is the river next to it; this water is fed into ponds where we grow fish and it is this which is used to flood our fields (and of course, rainwater).

Special Treatment

Our ponds are also treated with beneficial micro-organisms to ensure good quality water is fed into the rice fields. These microbes will also help convert fish waste into natural nitrogen fertilisers required by the plants. This method also helps to control pests like snails without resorting to the use of snail poisons (molluscicides).

3. Toxin Free Farms

We believe in using fundamental biological processes which do not damage natural systems such as our soil, water, or any part of nature.

We are doing it in a way which is beneficial for mainstream farmers who want strong evidence that such systems will also offer them economic improvements. We wish to demonstrate that farmers using such systems needn’t choose between their social/environmental obligations and commercial realities- all are achievable.

Nutrenics Plant & Soil Biostimulant

It goes without saying that we use Nutrenics Plant & Soil Biostimulant on all our rice plants to keep the soil healthy, help the plants absorb nutrients and get the best possible yields without having to use any fungicides or pesticides at all. Fungicides, with their heavy metal content, are extremely damaging to soils, plants, and all other living things, including ourselves.

Natural Pest Control

By not using pesticides, we ensure that local populations of ladybirds, spiders and other insects which control plant-damaging pests are themselves not wiped out creating a downward spiral of pest problems.

Ladybirds don’t eat plants- they eat insects which do harm plants and are one of nature’s pest control. The presence of ladybirds in a garden is a good sign for the overall health of the crops.

Bales of Jerami (Rice Straw) collected for composting on our farm. The Jerami contains very high nutrients and should be recycled as a natural fertiliser.

Nutrenics Team taking a break from the beating hot sun!

Recognition

Nutrenics Padi’s MyGAP certificate, the farming equivalent of ISO in Malaysia

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