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Agarwood suitable for planting in the lowland areas to the mountains at an altitude of 0 - 750 meters above sea level with an average rainfall of less than 2000cm. Appropriate temperature is between 27 ° C to 32 ° C with a rate of 70% sunlight. Suitability of land types soft and sandy clay soil with a pH between 4.0 to 6.0. As such KASB carefully identifies suitable land for planting, based on soil and climatic conditions. Agarwood trees can be planted on flat land and hilly areas. It can also be planted in oil palm plantations, coffee plantations and farms in the other trees, aged between 5-8 years

Elite Seeding

Quality seeds are essential for the purpose of seeding, seeding is usually done by the nursery to ensure the supply of crop seeds in a large volume and long lasting. Agarwood the fruits of Aquilaria Malaccencis the form of capsules, 3. 5 cm to 5 cm long, ovoid and dark brown. The skin is quite hard and contains one to two seeds per fruit.

Market & Economic

There are around 80 countries that import agarwood annually but the biggest importers of the commodity are the UAE, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan. The largest exporters are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The value of agarwood exported from Malaysia alone has been estimated to exceed $1.2 billion per annum (United Nations FAO).