AGRONOMY & FERTILISER TECHNOLOGY (AFT)

Agronomy & Fertiliser group, formerly known as Soil and Nutrient Management group, involved mainly on fertiliser trials carried out on mineral and peat soil to enhance FFB productivity, as well as researches on nutrient recycling, plant physiology and environmentally sustainable production of fresh fruit bunch (FFB).

1. To carry out fundamental agronomic research
2. To apply appropriate agro-management techniques for oil palm cultivation
3. To promote sustainable and environmentally friendly palm oil production
4. To promote sustainable the usage of balanced fertiliser in oil palm plantation

1. Oil Palm Nutrition

a. Development of soil and water conservation techniques for different agriculture capability areas.
b. Determination of oil palm yield and nutritional status in relation to genotype and growth component.
c. Determination of nutrients interaction and micronutrients requirement in oil palm production especially in relation to bunch components and oil extraction rate.
d. Advancement of fertiliser technology.

2. Nutrient Recycling

a. Quantification of nutrient recycling and organic carbon in oil palm ecosystem.
b. Development of techniques to manage and utilize oil palm wastes in plantation using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Good Agriculture Practice (GAP).
c. Carrying out upstream life cycle analysis of oil palm production.
d. Development of best management practices and good agricultural practices for oil palm management.

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Ahmad Afandi Murdi

Name AHMAD AFANDI MURDI
Designation Group Leader b02_ahmadafandimurdi
Address Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Research Station Lahad Datu
Km. 10, Jalan Tengah Nipah
Locked Bag 4
91109 Lahad Datu
Sabah
E-mail Address aafandim@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +6089-897 106 / 822 107
+6089-897 109 (Fax)
Qualification i. Dip. Agric., Univ. Pertanian Malaysia
ii. B.Sc. Agric., Univ. Putra Malaysia
iii. M.Sc. Agric., Univ. Putra Malaysia
Areas of Research i. Oil Palm Agronomy
ii. Soil Erosion Study
Areas of Expertise i. Soil And Oil Palm Nutrition Management
ii. Balanced Fertiliser Formulation For Oil Palm
Interests Soil Fertility Management For Oil Palm


Zuraidah Yahya, Dr.

Name ZURAIDAH YAHYA, D.
Designation Senior Research Officer b02-zuraidah
Address Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Biology & Sustainability Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address zuraida@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number 03-8769 4752 (Office)
03-8925 8215 (Fax)
Qualification PhD (Land Resource Management)
Areas of Research Soil physics
Areas of Expertise -
Interests i. Soil and water conservation
ii. Sustainable soil management


Hasnol Othman

Name HASNOL OTHMAN
Designation Senior Research Officer b02_hasnol
Address MPOB Research Station Kluang
Biology & Sustainability Research Division
KM 11, Jalan Johor Tenggara
86000, Kluang, Johor
E-mail Address hasnol@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number (Office) 07-7891546
(Fax) 07-7891030
Qualification (i) Diploma in Agriculture, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (1984)
(ii) BSc in Science Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (1997)
Areas of Research (i) Oil palm nutrition on peat soil
(ii) Oil palm development and management on peat soil
Areas of Expertise Oil palm management on peat soil
Interests (i) Peat soil fertility and water management
(ii) Oil palm poor fruit set formation issue


Farawahida Mohamad Darus

Name FARAWAHIDA MOHAMAD DARUS
Designation Research Officer b02_farawahida
Address MPOB Research Station Kluang
Km. 11, Jalan Johor Tenggara
Locked Bag 532
86009 Kluang
Johor
E-mail Address farawahida@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +607-7891133 Ext 101
+607-7891030 (Fax)
Qualification B.Sc. Forestry, Univ. Malaysia Sabah
Areas of Research i. Oil Palm Management And Nutrition On Different Types Of Peat Swamp Forest
ii. Oil Palm and GHG Emission From Peat Soil
Areas of Expertise Oil Palm Agronomy On Peat With Environmental Values
Interests Soil Science and Environmental Issues


Nur Amanina Shahabuddin

Name Nur Amanina Shahabuddin
Designation Research Officer b02-nurzuhaili
Address Malaysian Palm Oil Board Research Station
Biology & Sustainability Research Division
KM 11, Jalan Johor Tenggara
86000, Kluang, Johor.
E-mail Address nuramanina@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number (Office) 07-7891133
Qualification BSc (Hons.) in Biology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Areas of Research (i) Oil palm ecophysiology
(ii) Oil palm water use efficiency
Areas of Expertise (i) Oil palm ecophysiology
(ii) Oil palm water use efficiency
Interests Plant physiology and environmental study


Norliyana Zin Zawawi, Dr.

Name Norliyana Zin Zawawi, Dr.
Designation Research Officer b02-nurzuhaili
Address Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Biology & Sustainability Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address norliyanazz@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number (Office) 03-8769 4755
(Fax) 03-8925 8215
Qualification Ph.D in Environmental Science, University of Aberdeen, UK
Areas of Research (i) Soil - plant interactions and plant nutrition
(ii) Soil and nutrient management
Areas of Expertise Nitrogen dynamics in soil-plants systems
Interests (i) Sustainable agriculture
(ii) Environmental management and sustainability


Nur Zuhaili Harris Abidin Zainal Abidin

Name NUR ZUHAILI HARRIS ABIDIN ZAINAL ABIDIN
Designation Research Officer b02-nurzuhaili
Address Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Biology & Sustainability Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address nurzuhaili@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number 03-8769 4471
03-8925 8215 (Fax)
Qualification B.Sc. Agriculture, Univ. Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Areas of Research i. Oil Palm Agronomy
ii. Soil and Nutrient Management
Areas of Expertise i. Soil Fertility and Nutrient Efficiency
ii. Biochar from Oil Palm Biomass as Soil Amendment
Interests Soil Fertility and Oil Palm Biomass