Gopeng Bhd is a Bumiputera company involved in planting the MD2 premium pineapples. It is now working on a planting project, aiming to be completed next year. When completed, the project will be the largest in the country’s northern area.
Gopeng Bhd chairman and chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Salleh Hashim said so far it has successfully planted MD2 variety of pineapple in an area covering 101 ha after it was started in 2019.
“To date, Gopeng Bhd has successfully carried out innovations in terms of planting agronomy where a standard operating procedure (SOP) for commercially planted MD2 pineapple plantations has been developed,” he said.
The programmes include commercial agro, a joint venture between Gopine and private and government-linked companies to develop 402 ha of MD2 farms with SOP, agricultural inputs and supply of crop seeds by Gopeng Bhd which will also closely monitor the success of participants.