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15 Feb 20172017 IPNI Scholar Award is open for application

February 15, 2017. Penang, Malaysia – The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2017 IPNI Scholar Award. Individual prizes of USD 2,000 wil ...

26 Jan 2017Yield gaps in oil palm: IPNI Southeast Asia study shows huge potential for increasing yields in existing Indonesian plantations

January 26, 2017. Penang, Malaysia – Assessing attainable yield of oil palm is the key for sustainable site-specific intensification of production. By calculating the difference between attainable yie ...

20 Dec 2016Department of Agriculture, Philippines Hosts Nutrient Expert® Maize Launch with University of the Philippines Los Baños and International Plant Nutrition Institute

December 20, 2016. Penang, Malaysia – Nutrient Expert® (NE) for Maize was launched in November this year in the Philippines by the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) ...

15 Dec 2016IPNI on Learning from Commercial Oil Palm Crop Performance

December 15, 2016. Penang, Malaysia – Like all farmers, oil palm planters learn from their own experiences. Yet, they are rarely sure if an exceptionally good or bad outcome is due to chance or a give ...

24 Nov 2016IPNI’s International Publication Partnership on Oil Palm Nutrition

November 24, 2016. Penang, Malaysia – Our knowledge of the importance of nutrients for sustainable oil palm production is incomplete. Extensive experimental work has been dedicated to the understandin ...

07 Nov 2016First stage completed: IPNI Southeast Asia project on oil palm productivity in all stages of production cycle

November 7, 2016. Penang, Malaysia – There is a significant gap between actual yields achieved and the potentially attainable yield in most oil palm fields in Indonesia and Malaysia.

02 Nov 2016Rio Tinto Borates joins Cocoa Care and IPNI SEAP to support sustainable smallholder cocoa farming in Indonesia

November 02, 2016. Penang, Malaysia – Rio Tinto Borates (RTB), one of the world’s largest producers of refined borates, has joined an ongoing partnership between the “Cocoa Care” program of PT Communi ...

11 Oct 2016“4R Plant Nutrition Manual” from an Oil Palm Agronomist’s Perspective

October 11, 2016. Penang, Malaysia – Penang-based independent oil palm agronomist, Chiu Sheng Bin recently reviewed and brought to the attention of planters, the 138-page “4R PLANT NUTRITION: A Manual ...

19 Sep 2016Low 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). Whe ...

28 Jul 2016Inaugural 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 t ...

18 Jul 2016IPNI 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. , mai ...

22 Jun 2016IPNI - 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 sustainabili ...

25 Feb 2015Plantation Intelligence Incorporating Estate Scale Experimentation

February 25, 2015. Penang, Malaysia – After decades of rapid growth, the oil palm industry in Southeast Asia is now at a crossroads. The industry can choose between business-as-usual with stagnant pro ...

06 Jan 2015Influence of agronomic management on pH and soil organic carbon in oil palm plantations in Indonesia

January 6, 2015. Penang, Malaysia – A study of soil properties in six oil palm plantations in Kalimantan and Sumatra suggests positive implications for soil indicators from management practices suppor ...

09 Dec 2014Shell Sulphur Solutions Becomes a Member of International Plant Nutrition Institute

December 09, 2014. Peachtree Corners, GA, USA – The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Board of Director’s approved the joining of Shell Sulphur Solutions as an Ordinary Member. “We are ve ...

01 Dec 2014PALMSIM model shows great potential for oil palm industry in Malaysia and Indonesia

December 1, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – PALMSIM, a robust physiological oil palm model has been recently developed by the University of Gottingen, University of Wageningen and the International Plant Nut ...

03 Nov 2014IPNI develops app for calculating crop nutrient removal - PlantCalc

November 3, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – A new PlantCalc App has been recently released from the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) as part of its effort to improve the accuracy of nutrient up ...

20 Oct 2014To increase oil yield from palms, you have to measure it

October 20, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – Oil palm has been commercially cultivated in Southeast Asia for more than a century. Its primary product, fresh fruit bunches (FFB) are highly perishable and once ...

07 Oct 2014Expanding IPNI - Cocoa Care Program with JSC Uralkali support

October 7, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – We are excited to announce the launch of a new Cocoa Care program supported by JSC Uralkali. The Cocoa Care program is a highly effective and efficient method for b ...

26 Sep 20142014 Scholar Award Recipients Announced by International Plant Nutrition Institute

September 26, 2014. Peachtree Corners, Georgia, U. S. – The winners of the International Plant Nutrition Institute’s (IPNI) 2014 Scholar Award have been selected. “We have had another record response ...

18 Sep 2014Plantation Intelligence for Oil Palm Sustainability

September 18, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – Total crude palm oil production in 1961 was about 1. 5 million tonnes, estimated at US$1. 3 billion. For 2013/2014, production is 58 million tonnes with an estim ...

22 Aug 2014IPNI Brazil collaborates with Institute of Applied Nutrition on Magnesium Symposium this November: spotlight on nutrient’s role in crop and animal health in Latin America

August 22, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – The 2nd International Symposium on Magnesium in Crop Production, Food Quality and Human Health will be held in São Paulo, Brazil from November 4 – 6 this year. Magn ...

05 Aug 2014Recent Oil Palm Conference in Bali, huge showcase for IPNI SEAP

August 5, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) made their presence felt at the recent International Oil Palm Conference in Bali between ...

30 Jun 2014Leaf Analysis for Yield Intensification in Oil Palm

June 30, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – Leaf nutrient analysis is commonly used as a diagnostic tool to assess the nutrient status of oil palm plants. Many plantations rely on leaf analysis to decide on whi ...

11 Apr 2014IPNI - Cocoa Care collaboration helping farmers in Indonesia revitalize cocoa production

April 11, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – A recent partnership between the International Plant Nutrition Institute - Southeast Asia Program (IPNI SEAP) and PT Community Solutions International’s Cocoa Care p ...

15 Mar 2014Improving maize crop yield and profitability in Southeast Asia with Site-Specific Nutrient Management

March 15, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – Site-specific nutrient management (SSNM), based on 4R Nutrient Stewardship, shows huge potential in improving crop yield and profitability of maize production system ...

17 Feb 2014Improving fertilizer efficiency and increasing farmer profits with the Nutrient Expert®

February 17, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – Nutrient Expert® (NE) tested in China has been shown to improve fertilizer use efficiency and farmers’ profits in maize and wheat crops. While farmers in China ha ...

16 Jan 2014Fertilizer recovery efficiency of oil palm in sandy regions

January 16, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – As oil palm cultivation expands in marginal lands with lower conservation value, nutrient management becomes a concern for plantations that now have to deal with l ...

10 Dec 2013Pre-mill Content Estimation to Improve Production and Mill Accountability

December 10, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – With palm oil extraction rates declining in Malaysia since the 1980s and more recently, in Indonesia, a renewed evaluation process in mills is urgently needed. Th ...

25 Oct 2013The 4R Nutrient Stewardship concept enables site- specific nutrient management to improve white corn yield in the Philippines

October 25, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – Site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) for white corn in on-farm trials has been found to increase farmers’ yields in the Philippines by following the 4R Nutrien ...

20 Sep 2013Transfer of fertilizer recommendations from commercial plantations to oil palm smallholders

Sep 20, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – Site-specific fertilizer recommendations are now possible for individual smallholder oil palm growers. By adopting a framework that incorporates pre-existing soil maps ...

20 Aug 2013Videos for best management practices in maize cultivation in Southeast Asia

August 20, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – Best management practices (BMPs) for maize cultivation are now accessible on DVD. This comprehensive video covers important aspects of maize cultivation, from selec ...

31 Jul 2013Sulphur, the long-neglected nutrient in oil palm cultivation

July 31, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – With much attention given to the importance of NPK in oil palm nutrient management, sulphur (S) has been largely ignored. Sulphur was hardly an issue in the past, tha ...

27 Jun 2013Potential of 4R Nutrient Management to Increase Yields in Degraded Lands in Vietnam

June 27, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – Approximately 3 million hectares of land in Vietnam are characterized as grey degraded soils, that is, low in soil fertility due to the parent material and nutrient l ...

31 May 2013Improving Wheat Yield in India with User-friendly and Robust Nutrient Expert Tool

May 31, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – According to the Fertilizer Association of India, wheat covers approximately 29 million hectares of land with an annual production of 81 million tonnes between 2009 an ...

07 Mar 2013Nutrient Expert to Aid Nutrient Management Decisions in Cereal Crops

March 7, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – The Nutrient Expert® is a simple, computer-based decision support tool for cereal crop intensification. Based on the principles of site-specific nutrient management ( ...

07 Mar 2013Adapting Nutrient Expert for Maize in India

March 7, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – Maize is the third most important food crop in India, after rice and wheat. A high yielding crop that is well-adapted to varying seasons and ecologies, maize has gain ...

31 Jan 2013Successful Implementation of Large-scale BMP trials

January 31, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – The International Plant Nutrition Institute - Southeast Asia Program (IPNI SEAP), together with its partner plantations, has successfully developed a process to de ...

09 Jan 2013The Implications of Oil Palm Yield Intensification: Best Management Practices for Nutrient Use

January 09, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – The last fifty years has witnessed a dramatic increase in palm oil production, largely due to plantation area expansions. However, this is no longer feasible for f ...

09 Jan 2013New Interactive Mapping Tool Aids in Identification of Land for Oil Palm Cultivation

January 09, 2013. Penang, Malaysia – The World Resources Institute (WRI) has developed an online mapping application that allows users to identify potentially suitable areas for sustainable palm oil d ...

01 Oct 2012Oil Palm Producers in Ghana looking at Best Management Practices to Increase Crop Yield

October 01, 2012. Penang, Malaysia – Given the increasing demand for palm oil worldwide, and the reduced availability of land resources in traditional producing countries in Southeast Asia, frontiers ...