18 Jul 2017

IPNI SEAP Quarterly Newsletter 2017 - 2

IPNI SEAP PROGRAM UPDATES Estimating Future Fertilizer Nutrient Requirements by Maize Background Maize is the second most important annual crop after rice in Southeast Asia (SEA) which includes Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. According to USDA 2015/2

15 Jun 2017

PALMSIM Oil Palm Yield Benchmarking Article in Media Perkebunan (in Bahasa Indonesia)

MEDIA PERKEBUNAN is a monthly Indonesian agribusiness magazine. This article is extracted with permission from MEDIA PERKEBUNAN, Edition 162, May 2017. Copyright 2017 PT.

15 Jun 2017

WEBINAR Recording : Nilai Ekstrasi Minyak (Rendemen) Tinggi bukan Berarti Produksi Minyak Tinggi (ton CPO/ha)

Rendemen adalah salah satu aspek penentu produksi minyak kelapa sawit (CPO), namun rendemen bukanlah faktor tunggal dalam penentuan tingginya produksi minyak (ton/ha). Tandan buah segar merupakan aspek utama dalam produksi CPO, kedua faktor ini harus berjalan beriringan dalam mencapai produksi CPO.

2017 IPNI Photo Contest is open!
26 May 2017

IPNI Annual Photo Contest Returns

May 26, 2017. Penang, Malaysia – Dust off your cameras and smartphones! The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) annual photo contest is back for 2017. We want to see more from you talented shutterbugs. From now to December 5, 2017, submit your best photos in any of these four categorie

20 Apr 2017

WEBINAR Recording : Closing Yield Gaps in Oil Palm - Opportunities and Challenges

In this webinar, Dr. Munir Hoffmann discussed how potential yield in oil palm can be assessed for a given site, an important information for sustainable intensification. Then he provided an overview about the gap between potential and actual yields currently observed in typical smallholder and com

29 Mar 2017

100 Years of Oil Palm in Malaysia (1917-2017) - Know Our Past. Understand Our Present. Shape Our Future.

This powerpoint presentation is shared with the kind permission of Mr. Joseph Tek Choon Yee, President of Malaysian Estate Owners' Association (MEOA), Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of IJM Plantations Berhad, and Board Member of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). Mr. Tek delivered this

Photo credit: Apolonio Ocampo (UPLB)
23 Jan 2017

The Philippines adopted Nutrient Expert® to increase maize production and profitability in the country

Following the launch of Nutrient Expert® for Maize by the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), local agricultural TV program Mag-Agri Tayo (Channel PTV-4) featured this significant event on 24 December 2016. You may still watch Mag-Agri Tayo's coverage in the below

Photo credit: Neil Palmer (CIAT)
01 Jan 2017

Planters' Diary 2017

The 2017 Planters' Diary has eleven short agronomy-related fact sheets inserted into each month of the diary: 1) Plant nutrients exported in palm oil 2) Bio-physical land suitability for oil palm in Ghana 3) Homologous Events and water stress in oil palm 4) Maize: attainable yields in Southeast Asia


Regional Profile

The Southeast Asia Program of IPNI (IPNI SEAP) has a long-standing record of integrity in agronomic research and training programs since its beginning as a representative office of the International Potash Institute in 1974. The Southeast Asia representative office first operated as a joint mission of The Potash & Phosphate Institute/Potash & Phosphate Institute of Canada (PPI/PPIC) and the International Potash Institute (IPI) before it became a program of the new IPNI in 2007. The Southeast Asian countries with which IPNI has had, is having or may have research and development engagements include Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea. The region has a total population of greater than 600 million, of which Indonesia alone has about 250 million inhabitants. Over the past decade, there has been substantial rural to urban migration; however, the rural population is still greater than the urban population in most of the region and agriculture continues to be an important feature of the economies of all countries in the region. IPNI SEAP is well-positioned in the region, through collaborative projects with the industry, and other research and development organizations, to develop and disseminate management approaches to increase productivity based on the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Concept. Such collaborative projects include research in field experiments, production of books, publications and dissemination materials, research for fertilizer market development, as well as software development. Through these projects, we generate essential information for growers that helps them to achieve increased profitability, food security and environmental sustainability through appropriate use of plant nutrients and other management practices, in response to the socio-economic changes in the region.

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Dr. Thomas Oberthür
Director, Southeast Asia Program

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Dr. Mirasol Pampolino
Deputy Director, Southeast Asia Program




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