Personal Details/Awards/Publications: Dr. Kee Khan Kiang (KKK)

Personal Details

Name

DR. KEE KHAN KIANG (KKK)

Education
Lincoln College, Canterbury, New Zealand
B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture, 1976 Lincoln College, Canterbury, New Zealand
Ph.D., 1981
Job experience

Research Officer, Highlands Research Unit  1982 (February) – 1986 (June)

Research Officer, Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.  1986 (June)

Senior Research Officer, Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.

Principal Research Officer, Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.  2000 – 2006

Deputy Head, Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.  2006 – 2007

Director of Research, Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.  2007 (February) – 2011

Director of Research, PTAARI, Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.   2012 – Present

Specialty of work
  • Oil palm agronomy and advisory, oil palm fertiliser trials
  • Soil surveys, soil suitability assessment, land evaluations
Professional activities and societies

Malaysian Society of Soil Science

Incorporated Society of Planters

Current research projects
  • Multifactorial yield maximization trial on young and mature oil palm
  • Soil erosion and runoff studies
  • Fertiliser response trials in Sabah
  • Soil evaluation – crop yield potential assessment
  • Yield improvement on selected estates
  • Fertiliser efficiency trial with N15
External research funding and collaborative work
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Papers published

Miscellaneous

 

Awards

 

Publications

Journal
Kee K.K., Chew P.S. and Goh K.J. 1995. Manganese deficiency in mature oil palms in Malaysia deficiency symptoms, foliar levels and responses. Fertilizer Research No. 40 : 1-6.Kee K.K., Goh K.J. and Chew P.S. 1995. Investigation into manganese deficiency in mature oil palms (E. guineensis) in Malaysia. Fertilizer Research 40: 1-6 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.Soh A.C., Kee K.K. and Goh K.J. 2006. Research and innovation towards sustainable palm oil production. Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics Vol. 2 : 77-95.

Edited/Refereed Articles
Chew P.S., Kee K.K. and Ooi L.H. 1984. Management of coconuts and cocoa on acid sulphate soils. The Planter. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur 60 (704) : 483-498.

Ng H.C.P., Chew P.S., Goh K.J. and Kee K.K. 1999. Nutrient requirements and sustainability in mature oil palms – an assessment. Seminar on Effective Fertiliser Management. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kluang, Johore. Edited paper in The Planter, Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur 75 (880): 331-345

Goh K.J., Kee K.K., Chew P.S., Gan H.H., Heng Y.C. and Ng H.C.P. 2002. Concept of site yield potential and its applications in oil palm plantations. Bulletin Malaysian Oil Science and Technology Vol.11 No. 2 : 57-63.

Books, booklets and book chapters 
Chew P.S., Kee K.K. and Goh K.J. 1999. Sustainability in crop production practices : Cultural practices and their impact. In: Gurmit, S., Lim, K.H., Teo, L. and Lee K.D. (eds). Oil palm and the Environment – A Malaysian Perspective, Chapter 4. Malaysian Oil Palm Growers’ Council, Kuala Lumpur : 55-80

Soh, A.C., Kee K.K., Goh K.J., Ang B.N. and Ooi L.H. 2003. Oil Palm. In : Janick, J. (ed). Encyclopedia of Fruits and Nuts. CABI International. In press.

Goh, K.J., Chew, P.S., and Kee, K.K. (1993). K nutrition for mature oil palm in Malaysia. International Potash Institute Research Topics No. 17 : 38 pp

Chew, P.S., Kee, K.K. and Goh, K.J. (1995). Sustainability in crop production practices: Cultural practices and their impact. Oil palm and the Environment: a Malaysian Prospective. (Gurmit S., Lim K.H., Teo L. and David L. K., eds). Chapter 12, Malaysian Oil Palm Growers’ Council, K.L. : 55-81.

Editor

Conferences, seminars and workshops (Published) 
Kee K.K. and Chew P.S. 1993. Oil palm responses to nitrogen and drip irrigation in a wet monsoonal climate in P. Malaysia. Proc. 1991 PORIM International Palm Oil Conference : Progress, Prospects and Challenges towards the 21st Century. Palm Oil Research Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur : 321-339.

Kee K.K., Goh K.J., Chew P.S. and Tey S.H. 1994. An integrated site specific fertiliser recommendations system (INFERS) for high productivity in mature oil palms. In: Chee K.H. (ed). Proc. International Planters’ Conference on Managing Oil Palms for Enhanced Profitability. International Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur : 83-100.

Kee K.K. 1995. Regional rainfall pattern and climatic limitations for plantation crops in Pen. Malaysia. 1st pub. AAR Research News, Jan. ’89 issue; 2nd pub. N. Sembilan Planters Association Annual Journal. 3rd pub. The Planter. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur 71 (827) : 67-78.

Kee K.K., Goh K.J. and Chew P.S. 1995. Effects of NK fertiliser on soil pH and exchangeable K status on acid soils in an oil palm ecosystem in Malaysia. In: Date, R.A., Grundon, N.J., Rayment, G.E. and Probert, M.E. (eds). Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH: Principles and Management. Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences Vol. 64, Kluwer Academic Publ., The Netherlands : 809-815. Presented at 3rd International Symposium Plant Soil Interactions at Low pH, Brisbane, Australia, 1993.

Kee K.K. and Chew P.S. 1996. Nutrient losses through surface runoff and soil erosion – implications for improved fertiliser efficiency in mature oil palms. Proc. International Palm Oil Congress – Competitiveness for the 21st century. Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur : 153-169.

Kee K.K. and Chew P.S. 1997. Nutrients recycled from pruned fronds in mature oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). In: Ando T. et al. (eds). Plant Nutrition – for sustainable food production and environment. Kluwer Academic Publication. Tokyo, Japan : 601-602.

Kee K.K., Chew P.S., Gan H.H. and Goh K.J. 1999. Validation of a site yield potential model for oil palms in Malaysia. In: Jatmika, A., Bangun, D., Asmono, D., Sutarta, E.S., Kabul, P., Guritno, P., Prawirosukarto, S., Wahyono, T., Herawan, T., Hutomo, T., Darmosarkoro, W., Adiwiganda, Y.T. and Poeloengan, Z. (eds). Proc. 1998 International Oil Palm Conference On Commodity of the Past, Today and Future. International Oil Palm Research Institute, Bali, Indonesia : 150-163

Kee K.K., Goh K.J. and Chew P.S. 2000. Water cycling and balance in mature oil palm agroecosystem in Malaysia. Proc. International Planters’ Conference on Plantation Tree Crops in the new millennium : the way ahead. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur : 251-275

Kee K.K., Goh K.J. and Soh A.C. 2003. R&D efforts in efficient utilisation of natural resources in oil palm cultivation. Proc. International Planters Conference on globalisation and its impact on the palm oil industry. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur : 175-209.

Kee K.K., Goh K.J., Chow K.C. and Teo L. 2004. Improvement of efficiency of fertiliser applications. Proc. MOSTA Best Practices Workshops – Agronomy & Crop Management. Malaysian Oil Scientists and Technologies Association, Kuala Lumpur : 269-291

Kee K.K. and Goh K.J. 2006. Efficient fertilizer management for higher productivity and sustainability in oil palm production. Proc. International Planters Conference on higher productivity and efficient practices for sustainable plantation agriculture. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur : 157-182

Goh K.J., Kee K.K. and Chew P.S. 1993. Soil fertility of some common soils in Sabah, Malaysia. In: Aziz M. and Amir Husni M.S. (eds). Proc. Soil Science Soils Conference. Malaysian Society of Soil Science, Kuala Lumpur : 1-16.

Chew P.S., Kee K.K., Goh K.J., Quah Y.T. and Tey S.H. 1994. Fertiliser management in oil palms. In: B. Aziz (chief ed.). Proc. International Conference On Fertilizer Usage in the Tropics (FERTROP, 1992). Malaysian Society of Soil Science, Kuala Lumpur : 43-67.

Chew P.S., Kee K.K., Goh K.J., Quah Y.T. and Tey S.H. 1994 . An integrated fertiliser management system for oil palms. In: Isherwood, K.S. and Soh, K.G. (eds). IFA-FADINAP Regional Conference For Asia and the Pacific. IFA_FADINAP, Kuala Lumpur: 17 pp.

Chew P.S., Kee K.K., Goh K.J. and Tey S.H. 1994. Further advances in agronomic management of oil palm plantations. In: Goh S.H., Chin A., Tang T.S., Khor H.T., Soon T.K., Ooi C.K. and Tay C.S. (eds). Proc. International Congress on Oils and Fats: Meeting the needs for oils and fats in the 21st century. Malaysian Oil Science and Technology Association (MOSTA) and Trans-event Sdn. Bhd., Lumut, Perak, Malaysia : 214-222.

Goh, K.J., Chew, P.S. and Kee, K.K. 1996. Spatial soil fertility in mature oil palm agroecosystem and its implications on fertiliser management. In: Aminuddin, B.H., Ismail, A.B., Ahmad, A.R. and Ghazali, M.Z. (eds). Proc. Soil Science Conference of Malaysia 1995 in Langkawi, Malaysian Society of Soil Science, Kuala Lumpur : 80-90

Goh K.J., Kee K.K. and Chew P.S. 1998. Soil fertility status of some common soils in Sabah, Malaysia. In: Aziz, B. and Husni, A. M.S. (ed). Proc. Annual Soil Science Conference, 1993. Malaysian Society of Soil Science, Penang : 1-16

Teo C.B., Chew P.S., Goh K.J. and Kee K.K. 1999. Optimising return from fertiliser for oil palms: An integrated agronomic approach. Proc. 1998 International Oil Palm Conference On Commodity of the Past, Today and Future. International Oil Palm Research Institute, Bali, Indonesia: 335–345. (Also presented in revised form at MOSTA Symposium 5, Lumut and IFA Regional Conference, Hong Kong. Proc. 1998 IFA Conference for Asia and the Pacific : 37-52.

Chew P.S., Soh A.C., Goh K.J. and Kee K.K. 1999. Role of private sector research in oil palm crop production. In: Jatmika, A., Bangun, D., Asmono, D., Sutarta, E.S., Kabul, P., Guritno, P., Prawirosukarto, S., Wahyono, T., Herawan, T., Hutomo, T., Darmosarkoro, W., Adiwiganda, Y.T. and Poeloengan, Z. (eds). Proc. 1998 International Oil Palm Conference On Commodity of the Past, Today and Future. International Oil Palm Research Institute, Indonesia : 133-144.

Kok T.F., Goh K.J., Chew P.S., Gan H.H., Heng Y.C., Tey S.H. and Kee K.K. 2000. Advances in oil palm agronomic recommendation. In: Pushparajah E. (ed). Proc. International Planters Conference on Plantation Tree Crops in the New Millenium: The Way Ahead. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur : 215-231

Lim K.H., Goh K.J., Kee K.K. and Henson I.E. 2004. Climatic effects on oil palm performance and some ameliorating measures. Proc. MOSTA Best Practices Workshops – Agronomy & Crop Management. Malaysian Oil Scientists and Technologies Association, Kuala Lumpur : 351-372

Goh K.J., Gan H.H, Kee K.K., Chew P.S. and Teoh K.C. 2005. Boron requirement and distribution in the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) and some implications on manuring practices. Proc. International Symposium on all aspects of plant and animal boron nutrition. Wuhan, China : 79.

Mahamooth T.N., Sim C.C., Gan H.H., Kee K.K. and Goh K.J. 2007. Water cycling in mature oil palm on rolling terrain. In Hamdon J., Goh K.J., Che Fauziah I., Melling L., Osumanu H.A., Mahomadu B.J., Alexander S. and Siva K.B. (eds). Proc. Soils Conference on peat and other soil factors in crop production. Malaysian Society of Soil Science : 327-330.

AAR Internal Seminars and Field Days (Published) 
Kee K.K. 1988. Introduction to the soils of the Sandakan, Lahad Datu & Tawau districts, Sabah. Proc. Seminar/Field Day at Kalumpang Development Corporation, Tawau. Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd., Selangor : 2-26.

Kee K.K. 1996. Soil Management for oil palms in Sabah. Proc. Seminar/Field Day at Kalumpang Development Corporation, Tawau. Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd., Selangor

Kee K.K. 1996. Runoff and erosion studies – Trial NB5-91. Proc. Seminar/Field Day at Kalumpang Development Corporation, Tawau. Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd., Selangor : 72-80.

Conferences, seminars and workshops (Presented) 
Kee K.K. and Soh A.C. 2002. Management of oil palms on slopelands in Malaysia. International Oil Palm Conference on enhancing oil palm industry development through environmentally friendly technology. IOPRI, Bali, 8-12/7/02. Preprint.

Kee K.K. and Goh K.J. 2006. Integrated management of fertilization for sustainable oil palm. To be presented at the 15th Int. Oil Palm Conference, September 19 – 22, 2006, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Chang K.C., Goh K.J., Kee K.K., Foong S.F. and Law K.F. 1995. Leaching losses of nutrients from a mature oil palm catchment in Malaysia. Proc. Conference on Soil Resources and Sustainable Agriculture. Malaysian Society of Soil Science, Kuala Lumpur. Preprint.

Goh K.J. and Kee K.K. 2000. The oil palm sector in Southeast Asia : Changing requirements for fertilizers, particularly P and K. Workshop on Improving Soil Fertility Management in Southeast Asia held from 21-23 November 2000, Bogor, Indonesia. IBSRAM, Thailand. Preprint

Goh K.J., Kee K.K., Chew P.S., Gan H.H., Heng Y.C. and Ng H.C.P. 2002. Concept of site yield potential and its applications in oil palm plantations. Presented at Oils and Fats International Congress 2000.

Posters presented at conferences, seminars and workshops
Kee K.K., Goh K.J. and Chew P.S. 1993. Induced manganese deficiency in mature oil palm in Malaysia. Fert. Research 40 : 1-6. Poster for PORIM International Palm Oil Congress : Update and Vision, 1993 : 16pp.

Kee K.K. 2004. Nutrient reserves and recycling from oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) trunks at replanting Poster paper in International Crop Science Congress. Brisbane, Australia. (http://www.cropscience.org.au/icsc2004/poster/2/2/376_keekk.htm).

Tasren N.M., Sim C.C., Gan H.H., Kee K.K. and Goh K.J. 2007. Water cycling in mature oil palm on rolling terrain. Poster for Soil Science Conference of Malaysia 2007 on peat and other soil factors in crop production held from 17 to 19/4/07 at Mukah, Sarawak.

Newsletters, others 

 

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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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 ...