Collaborative Research

Advanced Agriecological Research S/B welcomes collaborative research into almost all aspects of plantation tree crops and plantation forestry in particular issues related to production and management. Our joint work with public and private research centers, institutes, government agencies and universities worldwide has resulted in a number of publications in international journals and conferences. Some of our collaborators have come from the University of Manchester, England, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Hokkaido University, Japan, MIT, U.S.A., University Malaya, University Putra Malaysia, Department of Agriculture, Sarawak, Malaysian Cocoa Board and Malaysian Palm Oil Board. We have local and international students doing part of their MSc and PhD at our research stations. We also provide practical (industrial) training to undergraduates from local and foreign universities. Although we generate most our research funds through commercialization of our research work and technical advices, we also receive funding from other institutions or companies such as IMPHOS, Sumitomo and Union Harvest. Below are some of our current collaborative research and selected publications with our collaborators.

Title
University, Institute etc
Funding
University Putra Malaysia, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Golden Hope Research, Felda Agricultural Services and Tradewinds R&D center
IMPHOS
Department of Agriculture, Sarawak and Hokkaido University
IRPA and Department of Agriculture, Sarawak
Universiti Putra Malaysia and Malaysian Palm Oil Board
IRPA and Felda
MPOB, UKM, FELDA, Guthrie Biotech, United Plantations (UP), Sime Darby, IOI Corp., Golden Hope Plantations and Applied Agricultural Research (AAR)

Publications in journals
Melling, L., Hatano, R. and Goh, K.J. (2005). Soil CO2 flux from three ecosystems in tropical peatland of Sarawak, Malaysia. Tellus (2005) 57B: 1-11.
Melling, L., Hatano, R. and Goh, K.J. (2005). Methane fluxes from three ecosystems in tropical peatland of Sarawak, Malaysia. Soil Biology and Biochemistry: 1445 – 1453.
Rhainds, M., Gries, G., Ho, C.T., and Chew P.S. (2002) Dispersal by bagworm larvae, Metisa plana: effects of population density, larval sex, and host plant attributes. Ecological Entomology 27 (2): 204-212.
Sasaerila, Y., Gries, G., Gries, R. and Teo, C.B. (2000) Specificity of communication channels in four limacodid moths: Darna bradleyi, Darna trima, Setothosea asigna, and Setora nitens (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae). Chemoecology 10(4): 193-199
Sasaerila, Y., Gries, R., Gries, G., Khaskin, G., King, S. and Teo, C.B. (2000) Decadienoates: Sex pheromone components of nettle caterpillars, Darna trima and D. bradleyi. J. Chemical Ecology 26(8): 1969-1981.
Rhainds, M., Gries, G. and Min, M.M. (1999) Size- and density-dependent reproductive success of bagworms, Metisa plana. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 91(3): 375-383.

Publications in conferences
Teh, C.B.S., Henson, I.E., Harun, H., Goh, K.J. Husni, M.H.A. (2005) Do not reinvent the wheel: Extending the life span of agriculture models. In: Cebeci, Z., Sideridis, A., Say, S.M. & Darcan, N. (Eds.). International Congress On Information Technology In Agriculture, Food & Environment (ITAFE 2005), Cukurova University: 550-556.
Teh, C.B.S., Henson, I.E., Harun, H., Goh, K.J. Husni, M.H.A. (2005) Do not reinvent the wheel: Extending the life span of agriculture models. In: Cebeci, Z., Sideridis, A., Say, S.M. & Darcan, N. (Eds.). International Congress On Information Technology In Agriculture, Food & Environment (ITAFE 2005), Cukurova University: 550-556.
S. M. F. D. Syed Mustapha, S. T. Bong and Goh, K.J. (2000) Measuring performance of probabilistic inferencing and K-nearest neighbor for the Best Month Fertilizer application. In: M. K. Hamza (Ed.): Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, July 24-26, 2000, Banff, Alberta, Canada, IASTED/ACTA Press: 380-385.

News

AAR wishes to congratulate Ms. Gan Siau Ting and their team members for being awarded the 2013 PIPOC’s Best Poster Award, for their poster paper “A High Density DArT- and SNP-based Linkage Map of ...
AAR wishes to congratulate Mr. Sim Choon Cheak for being awarded the 2012 Scholar Award, Southeast Asia region by IPNI. For further details, please visit IPNI website at http://www.ipni.net/article/I...
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe GLC Open Day, a showcase of government-linked companies in collaborations with private sectors was held from 24-26 June 2011 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Boustead Holdings Bhd. is on...
The original article in PDF format\r\n\r\nAs food prices escalate throughout the world, scientists say it is time for Malaysia to pay more attention to soil and crop research.\r\n\r\n\"The crisis of high foo...
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDr. Kee Khan Kiang, Director of Research, AAR holding the certificate of achievement during the 5th Malaysia Power Brand 2011 Award Gala Dinner held on 27 March 2011.\r\n\r\n\r\nCongr...
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNote: This article is written by Dr. Chee in mandarin and published by Agroworld, Issue No. 236, February 2011, Kuala Lumpur : 34-36. (Translated by Soon, S.H. and reviewed by Wong, C.K.)\r\n...
RM4.4b allocation for oil palm replanting (published in Business Times dated 5 January 2011)\r\n\r\nThe original article in PDF format\r\nMalaysia\'s oil palm industry will spend RM4.4 billion to replan...
From \'Dolly Parton\' bunches to smaller one, oil-laden ones (published in Business Times, 23 November 2010)\r\n\r\nClick here to enlarge image\r\n...
Congratulations to AAR on being awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification for its Tissue Culture Laboratory (published in New Straits Times dated 20 November 2010)\r\n...
(The mandarin version of this article is published in Alam Pertanian, issue 8, 2010. This article is translated from mandarin to English by SSH)\r\n(The Bahasa Malaysia version of this article is a...
\"油棕品种 - 矮种,高产量,高油量特点 - 打造丰硕收成油棕园\" (published in Alam Pertanian, issue 7, 2010)\r\n\r\n\r\n...
\"Baka Kelapa Sawit Terkini Untuk Meraih Hasil Yang Tinggi\" (published in Info Pertanian, issue 7, 2010)\r\n >>Mandarin version<<\r\n\r\n\r\n...
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nScope of certification: Production and sales of tissue cultured clonal oil palm planting materials starting from the receiving of embryoids\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAcknowledgeme...
Aerial Impression of AAR\'s New Complex\r\n\r\n\r\n[ngg_images source=\"albums\" container_ids=\"2\" display_type=\"photocrati-nextgen_basic_extended_album\" gallery_display_type=\"photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnai...
We regret to announce the sudden demise of a dear friend and colleague Madam Ho Yuk Wah recently. The International Oil Palm fraternity has lost a valuable member who had contributed so much to the in...
AAR moving into new office complex (published in The Star dated 18 January 2008)\r\n...
Strong demand boosts CPO price (published in Financial Daily dated 18 January 2008)\r\n...
Cheap oil palm replanting loans for smallholders (published in New Straits Times dated 18 January 2008)\r\n...
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOrder form\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPreface\r\n\"There has never been a cover crop like this before in our plantations\" was the common comment that we heard at the Seminar and Field Tour on \" Mucuna bract...
The Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang refuted allegations made by some Western non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that peat soil in Sarawak was unsuitable for plantin...
Centre for crop research (published in The Star dated 25 February 2007)\r\n...
Queen\'s Royal Visit to Goodenough College\r\n\r\nMr. Patrick Ng (second from left) was presented to the Queen of United Kingdom on 10 November 2006.\r\n\"Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of United Kingdom would...
AA Resources optimistic of 20pc sales growth (published in New Straits Times dated 19/07/2006)\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEditor\'s notes\r\nErrata\r\n1) Dr. Soh Aik Chin is Head of Agricultural Resources and not chief exe...
Cloned oil palms push up AAR revenue (published in The Star dated 19/07/2006)\r\n\r\nEditor\'s notes\r\nErrata\r\n1) Dr. Soh Aik Chin is Head of Agricultural Resources and not chief executive officer....
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWe are proud to announce that Dr Soh Aik Chin, the Head of Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd., has been awarded the Fellow of Academy Science for year 2006 under the biological scien...
Clones from Ijok (published in Malaysian Business dated 16-30 June 2006)\r\n\r\n\r\n...
AAR is proud to announce that Mr. Patrick Ng (Research Officer), who joined us in 1998 has been awarded the prestigious \'British Chevening Scholarships\' for year 2006 from the British Council of Malay...
\r\n\r\n\r\nAAR wish to congratulate Madam Siti Norasikin Binti Moksen (Research Clerk) on her successful completion of the Executive Diploma in Management with Distinction from University of Malaya. It is ...
\r\nWe are proud to announce that Dr Soh Aik Chin, the Head of Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd., was presented the prestigious Malaysian Toray Science Foundation 2005 Science & Technology ...