19 Oct 2018

Job opportunity @ IPNI Southeast Asia Program: Science Research Specialist II

to be based in Los Baños, Philippines. Qualified applicant please apply before 15 November 2018.

09 Oct 2018

IPNI Studies Shed Light on Oil Palm Fertilizer Management in Sandy Areas with Occasional Water Deficit

October 9, 2018. Penang, Malaysia – The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) has published a paper, "Fertilizer management effects on oil palm yield and nutrient use efficiency on sandy soils with limited water supply in Central Kalimantan" in the journal of Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosyst

08 Oct 2018

Optimum Oil Palm Nutrient Management in Sandy Areas in NUTRIENT CYCLING IN AGROECOSYSTEMS

Identifying optimal fertilizer management to ensure high nutrient use efficiency is important to reduce negative environmental impacts in oil palm cultivation. We share the results of this 4-year trial established in an oil palm plantation, located at a sandy area with occasional monthly water defic

03 Oct 2018

IPNI Releases Comprehensive Review of Oil Palm Nutrition Research Highlighting Current Understanding and Knowledge Gaps

October 3, 2018. Penang, Malaysia – A comprehensive review on oil palm nutrition was undertaken by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) for the journal Advances in Agronomy and is now available online...

01 Oct 2018


Rice straw, piled for animal feed in the traditional way, in a typical village setting in Kampong Cham, Cambodia...

27 Sep 2018

A Comprehensive Review of Oil Palm Development in ADVANCES IN AGRONOMY

We attempt to provide information that is both scientifically sound and practically relevant in order to bridge the gap between fundamental research and plantation management. Our scope covers an overview of oil palm development and adverse conditions, with a specific focus on plant nutrition...

25 Jul 2018

IPNI SEAP Quarterly Newsletter 2018 - 2

This publication is devoted to short articles about new scientific and technical developments on plant nutrition in Southeast Asia

23 Jul 2018

Myanmar Fertilizer Market Opportunities in FERTILIZER FOCUS

Extracted with permission from FERTILIZER FOCUS May/June 2018 edition. Copyright 2017 Fertilizer Focus | Argus FMB.

19 Jul 2018

Part 4 of 4 in INFOSAWIT (Bahasa Indonesia) - Keberhasilan Intensifikasi Perkebunan Kelapa Sawit dengan Best Management Practices: Dampak terhadap Tandan Buah Segar dan Hasil Minyak

INFOSAWIT is a monthly Indonesian palm oil magazine. This article is extracted with permission from INFOSAWIT, Vol. XII, No. 06, June 2018 edition. Copyright 2018 PT. Mitra Media Nusantara.

Featured library of the world: Zhongshuge, China
18 Jul 2018

Library - 2018 June

New entries are regularly added to the IPNI Southeast Asia library database. The list of new titles is published here every quarter.

18 Jul 2018

WEBINAR Recording : Taking Innovations to the Next Level - Strategies in Scaling 4R Nutrient Management to Smallholder Farmers

In this webinar, Ms. Nerrisa Paduit discussed the principles involved in the diffusion and adoption of an innovation within a social system. She also explained how these principles can be used to develop strategies in scaling-out 4Rs to farmers.

18 Jul 2018

Machine Learning and Oil Palm Plantation Management in COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE

Bayesian Networks were trained to use routinely collected environmental, agronomic and management data from 3 oil palm estates to accurately predict fruit yield, average weight of fruit bunches and average bunch number per hectare.

14 Jun 2018

IPNI Releases New OIL PALM 4R SERIES Pocket Guides to Help Improve Oil Palm Management

June 14, 2018. Penang, Malaysia – The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) has just published four new pocket guides to help farmers/plantation managers acquire essential knowledge for the implementation of 4R Nutrient Stewardship on their farms or in their fields.

12 Jun 2018

Oil Palm 4R Series: Pocket Guides

A practical step-by-step guide to 4R Nutrient Stewardship application in your oil palm plantation

01 Feb 2018

Oil Palm Series: Handbooks and Pocket Guides

IPNI supports students in knowledge acquisition. For a limited time, this set of agronomic management essentials can be yours at 40% discount.

19 Sep 2017

4T Hara Tanaman: Pedoman Peningkatan Manajemen Hara Tanaman

Penataan Hara 4T merupakan pendekatan baru untuk pelaksanaan manajemen pemupukan yang baik yang telah diadopsi oleh industri pemupukan di dunia. Download buku gratis 4T HARA TANAMAN disini hari ini.

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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