01 Dec 2018

PHOTO OF THE MONTH

A very young female inflorescence of oil palm that will grow and eventually be harvested as a fruit bunch.

29 Nov 2018

Webinar 12/13 - Percobaan Skala Kebun

Percobaan Skala Kebun atau Estate Scale Experimental merupakan percobaan yang diterapkan dalam satu kebun secara keseluruhan dengan pengaturan dosis pupuk berdasarkan respon areal.

22 Nov 2018

IPNI Knowledge Communication with Farmers featured in FERTILIZER FOCUS

Extracted with permission from FERTILIZER FOCUS September/October 2018 edition. Copyright 2018 Fertilizer Focus | Argus FMB.

20 Nov 2018

IPNI SEAP Quarterly Newsletter 2018 - 3

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

14 Nov 2018

Library - 2018 September

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

14 Nov 2018

IPNI Southeast Asia Program reports on the Food of Gods and the King of Spices

November 14, 2018. Penang, Malaysia – In the most recent issue of Better Crops, IPNI’s Southeast Asia Program published articles about two unique crops: Theobroma cacao, or food of the gods named by the Swedish natural scientist Carl von Linné, and Piper nigrum (i.e., pepper), the king of spices.

12 Nov 2018

Black Pepper Research featured in BETTER CROPS

Nutrient Uptake and Distribution in Black Pepper - An article extracted from BETTER CROPS with Plant Food, 2018 #4

12 Nov 2018

Cocoa Research featured in BETTER CROPS

Response of Cocoa Seedlings to Fertilizer - An article extracted from BETTER CROPS with Plant Food, 2018 #4

02 Nov 2018

Solution-Driven Cassava Research in the Philippines featured in RESEARCH WITH IMPACT

Cassava’s rising demand for use as food, animal feed, and industrial purposes encourages famers to increase production. Improved fertilizer practices are necessary to provide. cassava with nutrients needed to produce higher yields, increase farmers’ income, and reverse soil degradation.

25 Oct 2018

WEBINAR Recording : Estate Scale Experiments

In this webinar, Ms. Rachel Lim introduce the concept of Estate Scale Experiments (ESE) and how they enable managers to better observe the performance of their plantation production systems under real-world, operational conditions.

08 Oct 2018

Optimum Oil Palm Nutrient Management in Sandy Areas featured 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

27 Sep 2018

A Comprehensive Review of Oil Palm Development featured 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...

18 Jul 2018

Machine Learning and Oil Palm Plantation Management featured 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.

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


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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