AGRONOMY & GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY UNIT (AGT)

Background

AGT was established in December 2012, through a restructuring of the Agronomy & Mechanisation Unit to focus on specific research and development for agronomy and geospatial technology applications. AGT focuses research in the agronomic and fertiliser aspects for increasing yield, biomass utilization, sustainable FFB production, geospatial information technologies and remote sensing for precision agriculture.

 

Vision

To make the oil palm industry more competitive by applying knowledge and technological know-how towards an efficient oil palm production system, in harmony with the environment.

 

Mission

1. To maximize land utilization, labour productivity and sustain high profitability
2. To ensure sustainable oil palm production through efficient oil palm production system
3. To promote integrated resources management, leading to sustainable and higher productivity of
    soil through optimum nutrient utilization and recycling of plant biomass and effluents
4. To develop and promote geospatial technologies for precision agriculture application to enhance
    profitability and sustainability of oil palm management.

 

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HEAD OF AGRONOMY & GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY UNIT

Name ZULKIFLI HASHIM
Designation Head of Unit b01 drnorman
Address MPOB
Biological Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address zulhashim@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +603-8769 4484
+603-8925 8215 (Fax)
Qualification PhD, School of Environment and Life Science, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Areas of Research i. Soil fertility and oil palm nutrition
ii. Life cycle assessment and water footprint for oil palm plantation
Areas of Expertise i. Soil fertility and oil palm nutrition
ii. Life cycle assessment and water footprint for oil palm plantation
Interests i. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
ii. GHG and Carbon footprint for Oil Palm Plantation
iii. Agronomic and soil science research
iv. Soil, plant and fertilizer analysis