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LET'S GET TO KNOW THE FARM IN UPMKB!

By: Noor Eszereen Juferi

Did you know that the farm in UPMKB has started since 1985?

Apart from that, UPMKB's plantation area is 714.135 hectares and among them are Industrial Crop Farm, Fruit Farm, Vegetable Farm, Livestock Farm and Forest Farm.

Deputy Director, UPMKB Putra Agricultural Centre (PPP UPMKB), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amy Halimah Rajaee said UPM farm also has landscaped areas such as Horticultural Nursery, Waterfall Park, recreational pond and UPMKB playground.

“Among the attractions at UPMKB Farm are EduPark@UPMKB which has 11 components, namely Orchid Pavilion, Botanical Garden, Deer Garden, Crossbreeds Free-range Chicken, Dairy Cow, Goat and Rabbit, Balinese Cattle, Horticultural Nursery Pond, Fertigation System and Mushroom Production,” she said.

She added that the uniqueness of the UPMKB livestock farm is that it has a herd of Balinese Cows that can rarely be seen in the livestock farms in Malaysia and the UPMKB forest farm which houses conservation plots.

“This field has almost 50 Balinese Cows and we also raise the cattle for learning and research purposes that can be used by the community in diversifying the breeds of livestock,” she said.

Besides that, there are also pasture, poultry, aquaculture, and infrastructure facilities and among the crops available in the industrial plantations are oil palm, rubber, cocoa, coffee, and black pepper.

In the Forest Farm there is the Conservation Forest, Nirwana Forest which is the forest reserve, Botanical Garden, Forest Nursery Bamboo Garden and Orchid Pavilion.

You can also visit UPMKB farm using EduPark@UPM package.

Meanwhile, PAC UPMKB formerly known as TPU UPMKB was first established on 1 December 2001 to become an international centre of agricultural and bioresource studies and services in line with the country's aspiration to uphold the agricultural sector.

Date of Input: 09/02/2023 | Updated: 09/02/2023 | lanz

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