Research

Current

  • Project leader. Optimal fertilizer rates and their time of application for peat land oil palm. Ta Ann Plantation Sdn, Bhd.; 2015-2018

  • Project leader. Mucuna bracteata as a potential resource under oil palm; Advanced Agroecological Research Sdn. Bhd.; 2014-2017.

  • Project leader. Potential use of a Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge (SW204) and a Spent Active Carbon (SW411) as a soil conditioner and to increase plant growth. CJ Bio Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; 2016-2017.

Past

  • Project leader. Use of palm oil residues as fertilizer or mulch in Indonesia. International Council on Clean Transportation. 2015-2016.

  • Project leader. The effects of pulverized oil palm trunk material as a mulch for improving soil fertility. Trunk Busters Sdn. Bhd.; 2013-2015.

  • Project co-researcher. "Economic implication of global climate change on Malaysia palm oil production and exports”; FGRS; No. 22817; 2013-2015.

  • Project leader. Evaluating the effectiveness of irrigation systems for use in rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) nurseries; Humibox Sdn. Bhd.; 2014-2015.

  • Project leader. “The use of silt pits in non-terraced hill slopes to conserve soil nutrients and to reduce water stress in oil palm trees”; Sciencefund MOSTI; 06-01-04-SF1430; 2012-2014

  • Project leader. "Development of a spreadsheet software for students who are non-computer programmers to build and run mathematical models"; Geran Insentif Penyelidikan dalam Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran (GIPP); GIPP/9323614; 2012-2014

  • Project co-researcher. “Infiltration under oil palm plantation: Heterogeneities from canopy to interspace”; UTM Research University Grant Scheme (RUGS); Q.J130000.7122.00J98; 2011-2012

  • Project co-researcher. “Mechanism of vertical water movement under oil palm plantation during and after rainfall”; UTM Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS); J13000078224F077; 2011-2012

  • Project co-researcher. “Development of pedotransfer functions for Malaysian soils”; UTM Short Term Research Grant - Foreign Academic Visitor Fund; .J130000772240049; 2011-2012

  • Project leader. “Predicting the impact of the expected climate change in Malaysia on the growth and yield of some leafy vegetable crops”; Research University Grant Scheme (RUGS); 01-01-09-0692RU; 2009-2012

  • Project leader. “Rainfall interception by various tree canopy types estimated from leaf area index and gross rainfall only”; Fundamental IPTA UPM; 01-09-09-680FR; 2009-2012

  • Project leader. “Estimating the impact of climate change on oil palm growth and yield in Malaysia: The next 40 years”; Agriculture R&D Sciencefund Grant (Ministry of Agriculture, MOA); 05-01-04-SF1098; 2009-2012

  • Project leader. "A biochemical, process-based approach to model the canopy photosynthesis and flowering cycle of oil palm"; Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FGRS); 05-10-07-369FR; 2007-2009

  • Project leader. "To develop a sustainable practice to protect and manage soil fertility and water conservation for steepland oil palm"; IRPA RMK9; 05-01-04-SF0632; 2006-2008

  • Project leader. "Optimal fertiliser rates andtime of application for oil palm grown in tropical peatland"; IRPA RMK9; No. 05-01-04-SF0633; 2006-2008

  • Project leader. "How the oil palm captures solar radiation and ways to optimise its capture for increased crop growth rate and yield"; Yayasan FELDA; 2004-2006

  • Project leader. "Analysis of an oil drilling wastes and its suitability as a soil amendment and plant fertilizer."; KMC Oiltools; 2006-07.

  • Project leader. "Modelling the oil palm growth and its microclimate environment"; IRPA EAR RMK8; No. 01-02-04-0686-EA001; 2003-2006

  • Project leader. "Determining how soil aggregates break down with time and the factors that affect the aggregate break down rate"; UPM Fundamental research; No. 03-07-03-065J; 2004-2005

  • Project leader. Three-dimensional rendering of intercropping vegetation cover and modelling its radiation regime and evapotranspiration; UPM New Lecturer Research Scheme; No. 53102; 2002 - 2003