KENSO RESEARCH LAB IS NOW GLP CERTIFIED
KLANG, MALAYSIA – Kenso Research Laboratory of Kenso Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd., a well-known agrochemical manufacturer, was successfully awarded the Certificate of Compliance to OECD Principles of GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) in April, becoming one of few companies in the country with this recognition. This certification is accredited by the Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM). RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITY HAS REACHED AN ADVANCED LEVEL Mr Tan Soon Seng, Group General Manager of Manufacturing for Kenso Group, said that Kenso is one of the first agrochemical companies in Malaysia to obtain this certification, and the company’s laboratory is awarded with Physical-Chemical Testing under the category of Industrial Chemicals and Pesticides. This proves that our expertise and equipment for operation of the laboratory is in full compliance with the Good Laboratory Practices set by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Department Standards Malaysian (DSM). CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
GOLDEN MOON Gallia Melon soon to be released
Successful trials of a new variety of GOLDEN MOON Melon have encouraged KENSO to make the seed commercially available. The fruit has deep gold coloured on peak maturity with sweet crisp textured white flesh sure to provide relief on those hot days. Agronomically the variety has high disease tolerance traits for Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew as well Mosaic virus and is targeted at the protected cropping market. Fruit weight are in the range of 1.8KG up to 3.0 KG with Brix 12-16%. GOLDEN MOON can be harvested in 32-35 days after pollination Please feel free to get in touch with us to get more information on the variety or if you’re interested to purchase.
PERFECTO CH tomato takes off in the Cameron Highlands
Growers in the Cameron Highlands area have been very excited to see the release of the round gourmet tomato PERFECTO CH from KENSO seeds. Perfecto has a very strong disease resistance profile including Vd, Fol:1 3 (US), ToMV and TYLCV whilst the fruit has excellent firmness, consistent flat globe shape, long shelf life and transportability. Numerous trials have demonstrated PERFECTO CH to be a top class performer when compared to other leading premium varieties in the market. Please feel free to get in touch with us to get more information on the variety or if you’re interested to purchase.
KENSO SEEDS LAUNCH NEW HYBRID CHILI RED MOON
KENSO Seeds part of the KENSO group has been developing and trialling unique hybrid vegetable varieties across a number of markets for several years. Hard scientific work has paid off with the introduction to the Malaysian market of a new hybrid chilli variety RED MOON. RED MOON joins a protected cropping gourmet tomato known as PERFECTO CH and soon to be added GOLDEN MOON Melon and oriental cucumbers to the range. RED MOON is a smooth glossy skin type chili and produces firm deep dark green colour fruit ripening to bright deep red. RED MOON is a high yielder, has continuous fruit set with consistent fruit size. In small scale through to commercial size trials the variety has shown excellent tolerance to chili Anthracnose during wet season planting. RED MOON is ideally suited to fertigation systems as well soil planting. The harvested fruit is being well accepted by the wholesale market and recognised as cili kulai or cili minyak. Please feel free to get in touch with us to get more information on the variety or if you’re interested to purchase.
Kenso Entering Speciality Seeds Market
Kenso Seeds, a new business unit for Kenso Corporation, has commenced extensive field trials across South East Asia to develop a range of high quality hybrid seeds to provide benefits for local farmers and consumers. Kenso will develop and distribute specialty vegetable seeds in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia and eventually further afield. Currently under development are tomato, chilli, watermelon and onion varieties. The Kenso Seeds division is managed by Mr Selvan Selvakumaran who has extensive knowledge of the seed industry. Selvan has the objective to bring the best quality seed varieties to Southeast Asian farmers to improve regional food security, yield and economic outcomes in line with the Kenso corporate mission: Better food and crop production for a growing population.
New Palm Oil processing mill for Kenso
In July 2016 Kenso commissioned a new oil palm processing mill. The development in the Kunak region in Sabah East Malaysia sits on a 30-acre site and is within Kenso’sSapang oil palm estate. The mill has the capacity to process 250,000 tonnes of fresh fruit bunches per annum and will service Kenso’s Sabah plantations and other neighbouring estates. The end products of the milling process is crude palm oil which is then shipped for refining and palm kernel material which can then be converted to bio-mass energy and further processed into palm kernel extract (PKE), widely used for animal feed. The mill is self-sufficient in energy and also generates by-products of commercial value. The main by-product is biomass compost fertiliser, which is applied in Kenso’s plantations, reducing reliance on chemical fertilisers. The compost fertiliser plant has a capacity of approximately 20,000 MT on an annualized basis and is capable of producing high grade compost fertilisers for commercial sale. The establishment and commissioning of the mill is in line with Kenso’s strategy to be an integrated food and agricultural business complementing agricultural inputs, farming and food processing businesses. For enquiries on crude palm oil, palm kernel extract or biomass fertilisers email: firstname.lastname@example.org