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Mertani is currently helping to control the groundwater level in real-time at one of the largest palm oil plantation in Riau, Indonesia. Using this solution, the plantation could control the right water level (40-60 cm from ground level) thus maximizing aeration, fertilization efficiency, and decreasing carbon emission from the peatland. Also, the quality of palm oil in the areas with the right level of water was improved. Each device could help control around 1 block of palm oil plantation (around 8 hectares).
The decrease in palm oil production reached 2% in September 2019. Serious handling has been carried out by several oil palm companies together with Mertani by installing several IoT Automatic Weather Stations at several plantation locations in Sumatra and Kalimantan. The accuracy of data collection on rainfall, temperature, and humidity can help measure the level of oil palm evapotranspiration so that the control of water requirements needed for oil palm plants can be adjusted to yield standards for harvesting.
Mertani is conducting a project to test the accuracy of Hardware Communication by conducting a Proof of Concept (POC) at a palm oil plantation company in Sumatera. Accuracy monitoring is carried out by adjusting the needs of palm oil plantations. In this case, palm oil plantations want a wide range of GPS and a data transmission system that can transmit large amounts of data.
The benefits of improving GPS quality and data retrieval are used to expand the range in monitoring harvesters’ locations and also to facilitate the collection of harvest data. The determination of the location range is still evaluated until it reaches the desired range. Location determination using GPS has equipped with Low Power Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) technology.