FFB arrives at oil palm mill
19 Sep 2016

Low Plant Nutrient Levels in Palm Oil Reveal Need for Better Recycling Approaches in the Mill

September 22, 2016. Penang, Malaysia – Fresh fruit bunches (FFB) contain significant amounts of plant nutrients such as nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), sulfur (S), and magnesium (Mg). When FFB are harvested, these nutrients are removed from the plantation sites. It takes 5 metric ton

Tropical lowland peats: characteristics, ecology and more
13 Sep 2016

Organic Soils of Malaysia

This is the FIRST book dedicated to tropical peat and its behavior when cultivated with oil palm. It gives insight into the characteristics of tropical lowland peat soils and shows how they can be mapped, identified and classified.

What is 4R Nutrient Stewardship?
02 Sep 2016

IPNI Knowledge Dissemination

A course on 4R NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP for OIL PALM agronomists, plantation managers, executives and owners. If you have missed our previous session in May, see you in Penang, Malaysia, 15-17 November 2016!

31 Aug 2016

Webinar 9/28 - First Step To High Oil Palm Yield - A Good Nursery

Production of high quality oil palm seedlings from a well-managed oil palm nursery is one of the first steps in establishing a plantation capable of producing high oil palm yield.

17 Aug 2016

Nutrient Expert® in FERTILIZER FOCUS

Extracted with permission from FERTILIZER FOCUS July/August 2016 edition. Copyright 2016 Fertilizer Focus | Argus FMB.

03 Aug 2016

Pictorial Guide To Oil Palm Cultivation and Mammalian Pests (including their management)

by CHUNG Gait Fee, LEE Chin Tui and CHEE Kheng Hoy. Publisher: ACT. Edition: First edition (2016). Paperback: 394 pages. Language: English. ISBN: 978-983-43384-4-2. Dimensions: 15 cm x 21 cm x 1. 25 cm. Weight: 840 g. Price: US$50. 00 "Just like the earlier sister book, Pictorial Guide to Co

Mr. Christopher Donough sharing his knowledge
28 Jul 2016

Inaugural IPNI Oil Palm Courses on 4R Nutrient Stewardship and Sustainable Intensification

July 28, 2016. Penang, Malaysia – The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), a leader in global plant nutrition, is dedicated to responsible nutrient management, with initiatives addressing the growing need for food, fuel, fiber and feed. Central to this endeavor, is 4R Nutrient Stewardsh

Nutrient Expert® on Android Mobile Devices
18 Jul 2016

IPNI Nutrient Expert® for Android Tablets and Smart Phones

July 18, 2016. Penang, Malaysia – International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is pleased to announce the release of android-based versions of Nutrient Expert® for crops and geographies, i. e. , maize, rice, and wheat for China and South Asia; soybean for China; and maize for the Philippines.

IPNI SEAP Quarterly Newsletter 2016 - 2
14 Jul 2016

IPNI SEAP Quarterly Newsletter 2016 - 2

Program Updates, News from the Region, Useful Insights from the Literature, Upcoming Events

Cocoa harvest
22 Jun 2016

IPNI - Cocoa Care Collaboration Helping Farmers in Indonesia Revitalize Cocoa Production

Jun 22, 2016. Penang, Malaysia – The International Plant Nutrition Institute - Southeast Asia Program (IPNI SEAP) and PT Community Solutions International’s Cocoa Care Program, a scalable sustainability program, are jointly implementing 4R Nutrient Stewardship research and development to revitalize

27 May 2016

2015: Nutrient Expert® Development and Assessment

Objectives: (1) to develop, test, and refine new versions of Nutrient Expert® (NE) for new crops and new geographies (maize in sub-Saharan Africa, rice in China and India, soybean in China, wheat in North Africa and maize with different variety types in the Philippines), (2) conduct field trials and

19 May 2016

IPNI SEAP Staff Publication List

This document lists the Southeast Asia regional staff's scientific papers, books, oral presentations, posters and thesis.

26 Sep 2013

IPNI SEAP Publications

We are pleased to share with you our 2016 IPNI SEAP Publication Catalog. To place an order, just let us know which items you wish to purchase.


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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Regional Director

Dr. Thomas Oberthür
Director, Southeast Asia Program

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Deputy Director

Dr. Mirasol Pampolino
Deputy Director, Southeast Asia Program




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