Summary: Goh Kah Joo (GKJ)

GOH KAH JOO (GKJ)Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : gohkj@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –
Education
1982
B.Sc. in Agriculture
University Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)
1992
M.Sc. in Biological Computation (Distinction)
University of York, UK

Career Outline
1982 – 1983
Tutor
University Pertanian Malaysia
1983 – 1986
Assistant Agronomist
Taiko Plantations S/B
1986 – 2004
Agronomist, Principal Research Officer and Section Head, Information Management Section
Applied Agricultural Research S/B
2004 – 2006
Agronomist, Principal Research Officer and Section Head, Information Management Section
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B
2006 – 2007
Agronomist, Deputy Head of Advanced Agriecological Research
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2007 – 2011
Agronomist, Deputy Director of Research
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2012 – Present
Director of Research
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
My main job function is to provide sound agronomic advices on oil palm and cocoa to our Principals and their estates, and our advisory clients’ estates. Towards this end, I design, lead and/or conduct research on cocoa and oil palm agronomy, soil and plant nutrition, nutrient dynamics, soil and water conservation, and 3D model and visualization of oil palm growth and production. I also lead the team in soil survey and feasibility study. As Section Head for Information Management Section, I am responsible for strategic data and information management, development of a decision support system for plantation crop management, statistical and mathematical data analysis, applications of remote sensing, GIS and GPS in plantation management, spatial data analysis and interpretation, and web page development. I was also a consultant to Cenipalma on fertilizer recommendation system of oil palm. My overall mission is to assist the estate management achieves and maintains the site yield potentials at the lowest cost possible through ever better and latest management practices, taking into account the environment and land ecology.

Key Research Interests

My main interests are in soil and plant nutrition of plantation tree crops and its dynamics. I am also interested in the general agronomy and management of plantation tree crops. The research group uses mathematical, statistical and computational methods to understand the spatio-temporal relationships between the various agronomic and management factors affecting soil nutrient supply, plant nutrition, fertilizer use efficiency and fertilizer requirements. Tools such as remote sensing and GIS, and methods such as pattern recognition and artificial intelligience are also employed to investigate the above and develop techniques for large-scale assessments of the plant and management performances. The team has recently embarked on the study of water dynamics and water use efficiency in oil palm ecosystem, and the importance and dynamics of living green manure (and probably organic matter) in plantation tree crop management.

Lately, I have been involved in the measurement of greenhouse gases from forest, sago and oil palm ecosystems to further understand the impact of anthropogenic agricultural activities on the potential global climate change.

I welcome collaborative research in any of the above areas in tropical tree crops.

Discoveries
  • The traditional interpretation of soil and/or leaf analysis results cannot predict the optimal fertilizer regime for oil palm reliably, and the nutrient budget method to compute the fertilizer requirement of oil palm can lead to nutrient imbalance. Computation based on nutrient dynamics and plant nutrient balance is the key to optimal fertilizer regime for the perennial oil palm.
  • The CO2 emission from tropical peatland under forest ecosystem can exceed that under five years old oil palm.
Products
Have led or directly involved in the development of the following products:
  • Fertilizer recommendation system for oil palm (INFERS)
  • Optimal planting system for Mucuna bracteata under oil palm in different environments
  • Site yield potential (ASYP) model of oil palm
  • Benchmark yield classification method for oil palm
  • Best months and timing of fertilizer application expert system
  • Expert system to classify soils in Peninsular Malaysia
  • Oil palm database, AA AeGIS
  • PDA system for data recording and visualization
Personal Details/Awards/Publications

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 ...