Soil and Nutrient Management Group (SNM)

Soil and Fertilizer Management group, formerly known as Agronomy and Fertilizer Technology group, involved mainly on fertilizer trials carried out on mineral and peat soil to enhance FFB productivity, as well as researches on nutrient recycling, C budget and environmentally sustainable production of FFB.

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

Oil Palm Nutrition

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

Nutrient Recycling

5. Quantification of nutrient recycling and organic carbon in oil palm ecosystem
6. Development of techniques to manage and utilize oil palm wastes in plantation Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and     Good Agriculture Practice (GAP)
7. Carrying out of upstream life cycle analysis of oil palm production
8. 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 MPOB
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


Khalid Haron (Dr.)

Name KHALID HARON (DR.)
Designation Principal Research Officer b02_drkhalid
Address MPOB
Research Station Kluang
Km. 11, Jalan Johor Tenggara
Locked Bag 532
43000 Kluang, Johor
E-mail Address khalid@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +607-7891133 Ext 101
+607-7891030 (Fax)
Qualification PhD Biological Sciences, UK
Areas of Research Nutrient Cycling In Oil Palm Plantation And Residues Management During Replanting Of Oil Palm
Areas of Expertise i. Oil Palm Residues Management
ii. Decomposition
iii. Mineralization Studies
Interests Organic Farming and Oil Palm Waste Utilization


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 Zuhaili Harris Abidin Zainal Abidin

Name NUR ZUHAILI HARRIS ABIDIN ZAINAL ABIDIN
Designation Research Officer b02-nurzuhaili
Address MPOB
Biological 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


Zuraidah Yahya (Dr.)

Name ZURAIDAH YAHYA (DR)
Designation Research Officer b02-zuraidah
Address MPOB
Biological Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address zuraida@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number 03-8769 4752
03-8925 8215 (Fax)
Qualification i. Dip. In Microbiology, Inst. Teknologi Mara
ii. B.Sc. Bioindustry, Univ. Putra Malaysia
iii. Ph. D in Land Resource Management, Univ. Putra Malaysia
Areas of Research i. Soil compaction due to mechanization
ii. Irrigation of oil palm in dry areas of Malaysia.
Areas of Expertise i. Soil Physics
ii. Soil Microbiology
Interests i. Soil Conservation
ii. Sustainable Soil Management