Zenith Agro Group currently uses 3-5 types of inoculation methods which depend on the type of tree, location and weather condition. The company has a breakthrough in technology which allows the inoculation method to be applied on young trees as well as the old ones. In general, the technology is broken into 2 parts namely the inoculant and the application technique.
The trees can be harvested 18 months after inoculation. However, when the inoculated trees are left over a longer period, more oud is formed and the estimated optimal yield is about 3-4 years.
ZENITH AGRO GROUP INOCULATION TECHNOLOGIES
The Dripping Bag System
This was the first system that we have implemented during the early days. This system utilizes lab grade bacteria that multiplies themselves when placed for a week in a proprietary formulation of liquid mixture. The workers then pack the formulation into custom made bags that have tube implanted into the oud trees. It typically takes a couple of hours to a day (depending on weather condition) for the tree to fully absorb the inoculant. This method allows the entire tree to produce oud. A highly efficient output system.
The Inoculant Glue System
This system utilizes an unique formulation of natural ingredients brewed over 3 weeks. After that, we deliver the “Glue Like ” inoculant into the holes drilled into the trees. The main attraction of this system is a high wood chip output. This method catered for the wood chip market, which is highly sought after in China.
The Injection “Pen” System
This system utilizes an unique formulation of natural ingredients brewed over 2 weeks. Through a custom designed injection “Pen”, we deliver the inoculant into the trees. The main attraction of this system is a high oil yield content, particularly suitable for Oud oil distillation. Oud Oil is highly sought after in Middle East.