OMP Plantation

At the heart of the OMP software suite, OMP Plantation (or OMP-AMIS) is an agricultural Oil palmmanagement information system that covers all important aspects relating to the agronomic performance of oil palm plantations. The growing need for agronomic databases and computerized analysis and management tools is a result of two separate trends in the recent development of the oil palm industry. On the one hand, enormous expansions in planted area have led to a shortage of experienced management and agronomy staff, and oil palm field managers are now regularly placed in charge of larger plantation areas and more worker staff than ever before. On the other hand, increased demand for vegetable oil combined with consumer pressure for ecologically sustainable production mean that managers are required to pursue yield intensification with a maximum input efficiency. Meeting these twin challenges and implementing precision agriculture and best management practices over large, commercially relevant areas is near impossible without powerful decision support software like OMP Plantation.

OMP Plantation consists of a core application named OMP-DBMS (OMP Database Management System) covering general agronomic parameters and supplemented by a selection of add-in programs focusing on specific topics and tasks. All OMP Plantation programs feature an intuitive and easy-to-use interface for data entry and data analysis, powered by a Microsoft Access database back-end. Data on a wide range of agronomic inputs, outputs and measurements can be input or imported into the database on a block-by-block basis. This data is then aggregated and presented in a variety of data analysis formats ranging from overview reports to give managers a quick overview of the plantation status to detailed data analysis and block history forms for yield gap and drill-down analysis. A key component of OMP Plantation is given by the powerful filtering features, which are crucial for yield gap analysis and allow agronomists and managers to isolate management units with appropriate uniformity and analyze the main yield limiting factors for each part of the estate. With global filters making it possible to filter even for hidden parameters not shown on a particular data analysis form, the OMP Plantation filtering features are unmatched by any other plantation agronomy software currently on the market.

OMP Plantation is built on inputs from experienced oil palm agronomists and plantation managers and has been continually refined over 15 years of use at leading oil palm plantations. This means that you can rely on receiving a tried-and-tested application whose usability and applicability in field conditions is guaranteed, as evidenced by the selection of customer testimonials displayed on this page. The high potential for increased yields and profits through the large-scale implementation of best management practices (BMP) has been well-documented by various trial and BMP projects in the past years. Combined with the low cost of the OMP software, you can expect a fast and high return on your investment.

OMP Plantation is usually integrated with OMP-GIS and/or OMP-Nursery. You can request a trial demo version here.

OMP-DBMSArea statement monthly dashboard

  • Basic block information, estate layout, previous land use
  • Planting materials, land capability classification and yield potential
  • Climate and weather data
  • Field upkeep standards, cover crops, pruning and canopy management, erosion management
  • Vegetative growth measurements, leaf Production monthly dashboardarea index
  • Leaf and soil nutrient analysis, block nutrient history
  • Fertilizer programmes, application and recommendations, nutrient balance, crop residue application
  • Monthly yield and production parameters5 year monthly rain chart
  • Harvester performance, harvest labor usage and harvesting round lengths
  • Pests and diseases, pest control
  • Data analysis to identify principal drivers of yield, powerful filtering tools
  • Standardized print reports and charts covering the various pieces of information mentioned above on estate, division or block level
  • Data import and export features

OMP Field UpkeepData collection field booklet

  • Standardized data collection forms and booklets for printing
  • Field upkeep survey and field audit information
  • Lining, weeding, crop circle upkeep, pruning standards and much more
  • Analysis of field audit results and field upkeep scores across blocks and divisions

OMP Harvest Round RecordingHarvester

  • Daily harvest data collection with automatic update of monthly data in OMP-DBMS
  • Precision production reporting on daily, weekly, fortnightly, 4-weekly or monthly basis
  • Progress reports with year-to-date values and comparisons with crop budgets and performance in reference years
  • Automated calculation of harvest round lengths
  • Powerful filtering tools for in-depth analysis

OMP Crop Loss Audit

  • Survey of uncollected bunches and loose fruit by block and harvest path
  • Calculation of percentage of losses compared to actual production
  • Estimation of PKO and CPO losses

OMP Crop Forecast

  • 4-month production forecast based on black bunch counts
  • Extrapolation over whole estate based on black bunch counts in a selection of survey blocks
  • Manager adjustments for monthly spread
  • Forecast vs. crop budget vs. actual production comparison reports
  • Mill capacity requirement forecast

OMP Crop BudgetCrop variance by division

  • Historical block information and historical yield averages over blocks with similar characteristics to allow managers to produce informed and accurate annual crop budgets
  • Budget production and yield forecasts, budget accuracy review
  • Prediction of CPO and PKO yields
  • Prediction of monthly milling and labor requirements based on expected monthly production spread
  • Predict availability of crop residues

OMP Pesticide UsePesticide spraying

  • Record active ingredient and pesticide product information
  • Print fact sheets and warning labels
  • Recording and reporting of pesticide/herbicide recommendations and application
  • Toxicity index analysis, distinguish between preventive and corrective application

OMP Smallholder Information System

  • Manage smallholder areas, store information on farmer addresses and cooperative groups
  • Generate FFB pick-up schedule and record production
  • Record and analyze results of smallholder surveys
  • Store detailed background information on land certificates, leases, loans and repayment, farmer training and equipment
  • Plan replanting of smallholder areas taking into account palms of different planting ages in the same block

OMP Database Maintenance Tool

  • Maintain block structure of your OMP Plantation database
  • Combine or split blocks and divisions
  • Rename blocks or divisions
  • Re-assign blocks to different divisions