Personal Details/Awards/Publications: Ooi Ling Hoak (OLH)

Personal Details

Name
OOI LING HOAK (OLH)
Education
University of Malaya
B. Agr. Sc. (1st class Hons), 1976
Job experience

Agricultural Officer, Department of Agriculture, Perak   (1976)

Plantation Assistant, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd.   (1976 – 1977)

Research Officer, Highlands Research Unit   (1977 – 1986)

Principal Research Officer and Section Head, Techno-Economic and Management Section, Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.   (1986 – 2003)

Principal Research Officer and Section Head, Techno-Economic and Management Section, Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.   (2004 – 2008)

Specialty of work
  • Currently an Agronomist and Technical Adviser to Kuala Lumpur-Kepong and Boustead Group of oil palm, cocoa and coconut estates.
  • Also with training in cocoa/coconut breeding and agricultural economics and completed feasibility report on conversion of tapioca estate to cocoa/coconut and oil palm.
  • A specialist in mechanization, techno-economic and management research in oil palm.
Professional activities and societies

ISP Technical Education Scheme – examiner for cocoa in 1980s

AAR Technical Review Committee since 1997

Editor, AA Research News from 1993-2000

Incorporated Society of Planters

Malaysian Soil Science Society

Taiko Plantations/AAR Crop Committee – Secretary from 1991-2004

Boustead Estates Agency/AAR Crop Committee – Secretary since 1994

Boustead Estates Agency/AAR Oil Palm Circular Final Draft Committee – Secretary since its formation in 1998

Boustead Estates Agency/AAR Mechanization Committee – Secretary since its formation in 1997

Boustead Estates Agency/AAR IT Committee – Secretary since its formation in 2001

Boustead Plantations Division Steering Committee – Member since its formation in 2001

Porim Farm Mechanization Advisory Committee 1996-2000

Porim National Seminar on Mechanization in Oil Palm Plantations Organizing Committee (1998)

MPOB and Industry Mechanisation Action Committee since 2004

Convener of United Plantation Associations Malaysia (UPAM) Agricultural Sub-Committee on Coconut (1980s)

Convener of Malaysian Cocoa Growers’ Council Agricultural Committee (1989-1995)

Current research projects
  • Precision agriculture
  • Automation of in-field ffb weighing and yield recording
  • Mechanisation of ffb evacuation, fertilizer application
  • Land clearing methods in oil palm to oil palm replanting
  • Applications of pocket PC
  • Feasibility and economic studies in oil palm
  • Zero-waste zero-discharge method of treating and utilizing POME and EFB
  • Stripping of harvested FFB in the field
External research funding and collaborative work
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Papers published

Miscellaneous
  • Attended Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia course on Hevea breeding
  • Guest lecturer of Silsoe College, Cranfield Institute of Technology’s programme on MSc. Course on Plantation Management between 1987 and 1989
  • Member of the Committee For The Development of National Occupational Skill Standard (NOSS) f Oil Palm Plantation Mechanization Operators sponsored by Majlis Latihan Vokasional Kebangsaan, Ministry of Human Resources and Malaysian Palm Oil Board (2005)

 

Awards

 

Publications

Journal

Ooi L.H. and Heriansyah 2005. Palm pulverization in sustainable oil palms replanting. Plant Production Science 8 (3) : 345-348.

Ooi, L.H. and Chew, P.S. 1985. The performance of some Malayan Dwarf x Tall coconut hybrids and local coconut varieties on marine clay soil in Peninsular Malaysia. Oleagineux, 40(7) : 373-383

Edited/Refereed Articles
Ooi, L.H. and Chew, P.S. 1985. Results of five progeny trials on hybrid cocoa in Peninsular Malaysia. The Planter. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur 61(707): 54-69

Ooi, L.H. 2004. Cost reduction in ffb production. Guest Editorial. The Planter. : 80(936) : 137-139.

Ooi, L.H. 2005. How much to pay for clonal oil palm? The Planter. : The Planter. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur : 81(954) : 547-566.

Chew, P.S., Kee, K.K. and Ooi, L.H. 1984. Management of coconuts and cocoa on acid sulphate soils. The Planter. 60(704): 483-498

Teoh, K.C., Chan, W.H. and Ooi, L.H. 1986. Effect of palm oil sludge cake on early growth of newly planted oil palm, rubber and cocoa in the field. The Planter. 62 : 368-382

Books, booklets and book chapters 
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.

Editor

Conferences, seminars and workshops (Published) 
Ooi L.H. and Chew, P.S. 1986. Present status and prospects for coconuts. In : Ti, T.C. and Yee, W. (eds). Proc. IDS Seminar on Revitalization of Industrial Crop Investments in Sabah. Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) : 95-112

Ooi, L.H., Ang, T.L. and Palaniappan, S. 1989. Progress in seedling cocoa improvement in Malaysia. Proc. MCGC-MCB Workshop on Cocoa Agricultural Research.. Malaysian Cocoa Growers’ Council, Kuala Lumpur : 46-64

Ooi, L.H. and Goh, K.J. 1990. A preliminary survey of the precision of some cocoa progeny and agronomy trials in Malaysia. In : Soh, A.C., Rajanaidu, N. and Mohd. Nasir, H.B. (eds). International Symposium on Application of Statistics to Perennial Tree Crops Research. Palm Oil Research Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: 20-40.

Ooi, L.H. and Sim, B.S. 1997. Impact of two improved oil palm estate practices on labour requirements and production costs. Proc. International Planters Conference on Plantation Management for the 21st Century. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur : 371-383.

Ooi, L.H. and Tey, S.H. 1998. Applications of Global Positioning System and Geographical Information System in Oil Palm Estates. Proc. National Seminar on Mechanization in Oil Palm Plantations: “Towards Improving Productivity Through Mechanization”. Palm Oil Research Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: 69-79. Reproduced in Royal Johore Planters Association Annual Report: 36-43.

Ooi L.H., Tey S.H. and Ng H.C. 2001. Innovations to management practices in oil palm estates. Proc. National Seminar on Strategic Directions for the Sustainability of the Oil Palm Industry. Incorporated Society of Planters. Kota Kinablau, Sabah : 1-9.

Ooi L.H. and Tey S.H. 2001. Tracking and weighing of fresh fruit bunches in oil palm estates. Proc. International Palm Oil Congress on Cutting-Edge Technologies for Sustained Competitiveness. Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kuala Lumpur : 133-145

Ooi, L.H., Goh, T.M., Ang, B.N. and Tan, K.S. 2001. A new method of clearing oil palm for replanting. Proc. International Palm Oil Congress on Cutting-Edge Technologies for Sustained Competitiveness. Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kuala Lumpur : 151-158

Ooi, L. H., Heng, Y. C. and Tey, S. H. 2003. Automation of yield recording and yield mapping in oil palm plantations. In : Chan, C.W., Teoh, C.C., Ten, S.T., Yong, H.L. and Ibni, H.R. (eds). Proc. Agricultural and Food Engineering Conference : Enhancing Skills and Practices of Agricultural and Food Engineers. Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. Putrajaya, Malaysia : 32-40. Reproduced in The Planter. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur 79 (931): 643-659.

Ooi, L.H., Kodiappan, P. and Gunarajan, M. 2004. Some pulverisation techniques of clearing old palms for replanting. Proc. National Seminar on Replant or Perish. Incorporated Society of Planters, Kuala Lumpur: 47-63. (A modified version entitled: Improved zero burning techniques for replanting old palms, was also presented at the Department of Environment Seminar-cum-Workshop on The Guidelines for The Implementation of The Asean Policy on Zero Burning held in May 2004 in Kuala Rompin, Pahang).

Ooi, L.H., Tan, C.C., Gan, H.H. and Heng, Y.C. 2004. Yield variation and seasonality in oil palm. Proc. of Agronomy and Crop Management Workshops. MOSTA Best Practices Workshops. Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association: 301-316.

Ooi, L.H. and Kodiappan, P. 2005. Optimum replanting age of oil palms. Proc. International Palm Oil Congress on Technological Breakthroughs and Commercialization –The Way Forward. Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kuala Lumpur : 305-329

Soh A.C., Tan H., Lee C.H., Rajanaidu N., Cheah S.C., Low F.C. and Ooi L.H. 1994. Genetic improvement of plantation crops in Malaysia. Proc. 1st National Congress on Genetics. Genetics Society of Malaysia : 55-69.

AAR Internal Seminars and Field Days (Published) 
Ooi L.H. 1988. Seasonal yield patterns and their effects of management of cocoa. Proc. Seminar/Field Day at Kalumpang Development Corporation, Tawau. Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd., Selangor : 88-113.

Ooi L.H. 1996. Some labour saving practices in oil palm plantations. Proc. Seminar/Field Day at Kalumpang Development Corporation, Tawau. Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd., Selangor : 22-32

Ooi L.H. 1996. Field day notes on integrated system of harvesting and ffb evacuation. Proc. Seminar/Field Day at Kalumpang Development Corporation, Tawau. Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd., Selangor : 91-98

Ooi L.H. 1996. Field day notes on application of fertilizers. Proc. Seminar/Field Day at Kalumpang Development Corporation, Tawau. Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd., Selangor : 99-107

Ooi L.H. 1996. Harvesting of tall palms. Proc. Seminar/Field Day at Kalumpang Development Corporation, Tawau. Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd., Selangor : 108

Ooi, L.H. 1994. Comparative performance of plantation companies listed on the KLSE. Taiko Plantations Managers’ Conference. Ipoh, Perak.

Ooi, L.H. 1996. Mechanization of some field practices in oil palm plantations. – an overview. Boustead Plantations Managers’ Seminar, Johore Bahru.

Ooi, L.H. 1997. Impacts of the current currency fluctuations on oil palm estates. Boustead Estates Agency Mechanization Workshop and Field Day, Sandakan, Sabah.

Ooi, L.H. 2000. Mechanical Application and Efficient Use of Fertilizer. Taiko Plantations Assistants’ Seminar. Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, Perak. Preprint.

Conferences, seminars and workshops (Presented) 
Ooi, L.H. and Chew, P.S. 1985. Some important agronomic and agricultural practices in cocoa estates. TDMB Plantation Management Seminar, Kuala Trengganu. Preprint.

Ooi, L.H. 1993. Challenges in cocoa cultivation in Malaysia. Symposium on Aftermath of CPB. Cocoa Pod Borer Vigilante Committee, Perak and North Selangor Planters Association, Lumut, Perak. Preprint.

Ooi, L.H. 1994. Primary production of cocoa. Malaysian Cocoa Board Workshop on The Seventh Malaysian Plans for Cocoa, Kundasang, Sabah. Preprint.

Chew, P.S. and Ooi, L.H. 1982. Challenges to the coconut industry in Malaysia. Proc. National Coconut Conference. MARDI, Kuala Lumpur, Preprint No.18.

Razman, A. R., Mohd Hashim, T., Ooi, L. H. and Tan, M. K. 1999. Fertilizer needs and requirements of the plantations industry in Malaysia. IFA International Fertilizer Conference, Kuala Lumpur. Preprint.

Chow, K. C. and Ooi, L. H. 2000. An Improved Field Practice and Mechanisation of FFB Evacuation and Manuring in Oil Palm Plantations. Seminar on Labour-Saving Approaches and Technologies Towards Oil Palm Cultivation in Sarawak. Incorporated Society of Planters Central Sarawak Branch, Sibu. Preprint.

Posters presented at conferences, seminars and workshops 
Ooi, L.H. and Heng, Y.C. 2005. Automation of weighing and recording of oil palm yield in the field. Book of Abstracts 5 ECPA-2ECPLF (5th European Conference on Precision Agriculture), Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Uppsala, Sweden: 226-232.

Tan K.S. and Ooi, L. H. 2002. Impact of the mini-tractor grabber (for in-field ffb evacuation) on soil physical properties. Proc. Soil Science Conference : Applications of modern tools in agriculture. Malaysian Society of Soil Science, Kuala Lumpur : 97-100

Newsletters, others 
Ooi, L.H. and Han K.J. 1980. Control of Apogonia spp. in cocoa through ground application of insecticides. Perak Planters Association Journal.

News

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