AGRONOMY & GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY UNIT (AGT)

Background

Agronomy & Geospatial Technology (AGT) Unit 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 fertilizer 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, DR.
Designation Head of Unit, Agronomy and Geospatial Technology b01 drnorman
Address Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Biology & Sustainability Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address zulhashim@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number (Office)+603-8769 4484
(Fax) +603-8925 8215
Qualification (i) Ph. D in Soil Chemistry, Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2002
(ii) MSc in Soil Chemistry, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, 1996
Areas of Research (i) Oil Palm sustainability
(ii) Soil and nutrient management researches
Areas of Expertise (i) Environment and Social Life Cycle Assessment
(ii) Soil, plant and fertilizer analyses
(iii) Water footprint
Interests (i) Agronomic research on oil palm productivity
(ii) Oil palm sustainability - Environment and social Life Cycle and water footprint