KLK Mini-Conference for Managers and Assistants (Plantation)

Venue: AAR’s Auditorium, Kota Damansara

Distinguished guest speakers:
Mr. R.Chandran (Group Specialist Advisor, Platinum NanoChem Sdn Bhd)
Dr. S. Paramanathan (Param Agricultural Soil Surveys)
Dr. Soh Aik Chin (Advisor, AAR)
Dr.Ravigadevi S.(Director of ABBC, MPOB)
Prof. Peter Ooi (Head, Department of Agricultural & Food Sciences, Fac. Science, Utar)
Dr. Ho Cheng Tuck (Agricultural Consultant)
Mr. Chung Gait Fee (Agricultural Consultant)
Dr. Idris Abu Seman (Head of Ganoderma & Diseases Research Unit, MPOB)
Prof. R.Cooper (Reader in Plant Microorganism Interactions, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, Uni. of Bath)
Dr. John Ng (Principal Consultant, META Consulting)

CONFERENCE PROGRAMMES
MC, Mr. Cheah Chen Kin of KLK, kicked off the Conference with his opening speech & Mr.Chew Poh Soon (Consultant, AAR) with his welcoming remarks to the participants, including distinguished guest speakers.

  

A total of 8 sessions (as below) for the 3 days period, covered a number of important issues pertaining to past, present and future outlook of the Oil Palm crop. These were followed by Q&A and discussions.

Session 1: Plantation Company’s Strategies for progress and sustainability
(Chairman : Mr. Roy Lim Kiam Chye, Group Plantation Director, KLK)

  • Keynote Address: KLK’s Objective & Strategies (Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Oi Hian – CEO, KLK)
  • Palm Oil Scenario: Prospects and Challenges in the Next Decade (M.R. Chandran – Group Specialist Advisor, Platinum NanoChem Sdn. Bhd.)

Session 2: The Oil Palm
(Chairman: Mr. Tee Thiam Keng, General Manager, KLK)

  • Genetic, Breeding & Selecting Oil Palm for the future (Dr.Soh A.C – Advisor, AAR)
  • Carbon Assimilation, Dry Matter Production & Partitioning of Growth and Yield in OP (Goh K.J. – Director of Research, AAR)
  • Parameters and Criteria for Assessing Health, Growth and Yield in OP (Teo C.B. – Agronomist, AAR)

Session 3: Growing conditions for Oil Palm
(Chairman: Mr. Lim Eng Kee, Senior General Manager, KLK)

  • Importance of Climatic factors in OP Cultivation & Their Mitigation (Dr. Kee K.K – President Director, AARI)
  • Guidelines on Drainage: Management & Planning in OP Plantation (Tey S.H. – Agronomist, AAR)
  • Key Soil Physical, Chemical & Biological Properties and their Improvement for OP Cultivation (Patrick Ng & Dr. Tasren – Agronomist, AAR)
  • OP Growing Soils of the World (Dr. S.Paramananthan – Param Agric. Soil Surveys)

Session 4: Agronomy in Oil Palm Management
(Chairman: Mr. Mah Fak Chin, General Manager)

  • New Biotechnology Sciences in OP R&D and Potential Impact on its Cultivation and Management (Dr. Ravigadevi S. – Director ABBC, MPOB)
  • Role of OP Agronomy in Achieving SYP (Arif Sugandi – Agronomist AARI)

Session 5: Fertiliser Management in Oil Palm
(Chairman: Mr.Mah Fak Chin, General Manager)

  • The AAR OP Fertiliser Recommendation System and Maximising Nutrient Uptake Efficiency (Patrick Ng – Agronomist AAR)
  • Choice of Fertilisers: Factors and Parameters Used (Teo C.B. – Agronomist AAR)
  • Development in the application of Spatial Information Technology for OP (Tey S.H. – Agronomist AAR)

Session 6: Biodiversity and Pest Management in Oil Palm
(Chairman: Mr Eyu Teong Po, Regional Director, [Sabah] KLK)

  • Biodiversity and Its Importance in OP Estates (Prof. Peter Ooi, – Head Department of Agric. & Food Sciences, Fac.UTAR)
  • How Insect Pests get to Devastate your OP and What you can do to prevent this (Dr. Ho C.T, – Agric. Consultant)
  • Biology of Rats in OP estates and Their Control (Chung G.F. – Agric. Consultant)

Session 7: Basal Stem Rot and Other Oil Palm Diseases
(Chairman: Mr Eyu Teong Po, Regional Director, [Sabah] KLK)

  • Update on Biology and Control of BSR in OP estates (Dr. Idris Abu Seman, – Head of Ganoderma & Disease Res.Unit, MPOB)
  • Major OP Diseases in the World: Keeping Them Out (Prof. R.Cooper, – Reader in Plant-Microorganism Interactions, Dept of Biology & Biochemistry, Uni of Bath)

Session 8: Management in Oil Palm Estates
(Chairman: Teh Sar Moh Nee, Regional Director, [Pen. Malaysia] KLK)

  • Firing up-Engaging for peak performance ( Dr. John Ng, Principal Consultant, META Consulting)

  

Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Oi Hian (CEO, KLK) presenting appreciation gifts to distinguished guest speakers.

Dr. John Ng, META Consulting (centre, front row) with some of the participants.

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