Malaysia Agriculture – Biofertilizer for Malaysia
Malaysia has a large and diverse agricultural landscape. There are commercial farms, small stakeholders and backyard gardeners. Currently agriculture makes up about 20 % of the GDP of Malaysia. Malaysia Agriculture will be the topic of this post.
Important crops of Malaysia
- Oil Palm
- Coconut Palm – for palm oil
- Tropical Fruit
- Durian, Mangosteen, Rambutan, Langsat
- Cempedak, Star Fruit, Jackfruit
- Guava, Rose Apple, Papaya
- Sugar Cane
Major Problems in Malaysian Agriculture
Like all agricultural areas, Malaysia has a few problems in the agricultural sector. The main problems are health issues among workers, relatively low growth rate of the agriculture sector, and the expense of inputs like NPK fertilizers.
Like many developing countries, Malaysian farm workers live in rural, underdeveloped parts of the country. These areas have people with extremely large families. This families live in overcrowded housing, they lack access to clean water, have little or no sanitary sewer systems, and live in substandard housing. It’s not surprising that disease such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid are commonplace.
Further, the agriculture sector is growing at a slower rate than the rest of the economy. Commercial growers and farmers are reluctant to employ new agricultural equipment and new ideas because of increased costs.
Agriculture is important in all 13 states in Malaysia; Johor Darul Tazim, Kedah Darul Aman, Kelantan Darul Naim, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Pahang Darul Makmur, Penang, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Perlis Indera Kayangan, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Terengganu Darul Iman, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya.
Finally, like all agricultural areas there are concerns about the ever increasing costs of inputs, like NPK. These inputs become more expensive time. And worn out fields and worn out soils require additional inputs. Agricultural wastes, like palm oil wastewater are an issue as well.
Biofertilizers in Malaysia Agriculture
Biofertilizers are living microorganisms, generally beneficial bacteria and beneficial Trichoderma fungi, that help plants utilize nutrients more efficiently. Malaysian agriculture and Malaysian farmers would greatly benefit from the use of bio fertilizer. Used properly, biofertilizers have been shown to be very cost effective for farmers and agricultural concerns.
Custom Biologicals manufactures a number of biofertilizers for use in agricuture. Biota Max™ is a biofertilizer that would be ideal for use in Malaysia. BiotaMax is a small effervescent tablet that contains billions of beneficial microorganisms. These microbes, help the pant grow a bigger, more efficient root system.
Custom Biologicals – Home of Biota Max
Custom Biologicals manufactures and distributes a wide variety of biological products for use in a number of industries, including agriculture. We also work with palm oil waste and aquaculture. We’re always looking for new distributors including distributors in Malaysia. Contact Custom at Bill@Custombio.biz or at (561) 797-3008.