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Professor Jeremy Roberts

Professor Jeremy Roberts

Contact Details :
Head of School of Biosciences, School of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, Head of Department, Academic, Room A03 Plant Sciences, Sutton Bonington
LE12 5RD

Tel. : 0115 951 6339
Fax : 0115 951 6334
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Professor Jeremy Roberts is Head of the School of Biosciences and Head of the Plant and Crop Sciences Division at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research has focused on dissecting the mechanisms responsible for cell separation in plants and has led to the granting of several patents aimed at manipulating processes such as pod and another dehiscence for crop improvement. He has published over 100 papers, edited seven research monographs and written an undergraduate textbook. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Experimental Botany and Founding Editor of Annual Plant Reviews.

Professor Dr. P Bernard Tinker

Professor Dr. P Bernard Tinker

Contact Details :
Glebe House
Broadwell, Lechlade
Glos. GL7 3QS United Kingdom

Tel. : (44-1367) 860 436
Fax : (44-1367) 860-436
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Consultant on matters regarding administration and research since 1986. He is a soil scientist from United Kingdom (UK) who is known worldwide for his expertise in oil palm production. He was for 7 years at the West African Institute for Oil Palm Research. He was on the Programme Advisory Committee of PORIM (currently known as MPOB) for 12 years . In the UK he has been Professor of Agricultural Botany, Deputy Director and head of soils at Rothamsted Experimental Station, and Director of Science at the National Environment Research Council.

Corporate Information

Authorised Capital : RM750,000/-
Paid Up Capital : RM750,000/-
Paid Up : RM750,000/-
Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian (Chairman)
Chow, Kok Choy
Roy Lim, Kiam Chye
Zulkifli Mamat
Tuan Hj Sharudin Jaffar
Teh, Sar Moh Nee
Location of Offices/Labs
Main Offices/Labs
Sg. Buloh, Selangor.
Field Offices
Seed Production/Field Trials
Balau Estate, Semenyih, Selangor.
Field Trials/Sampling Stations
Coalfields Estates, Sg. Buloh, Selangor.
Lepan Kabu Estate, Kuala Krai, Kelantan.
Paloh Estate, Paloh, Johore.
Sri Kunak Estate, Tawau, Sabah.
Batu Lintang Estate, Serdang, Kedah.
Kampar Estate, Kampar, Perak.
Kombok Estate, Rantau, N. Sembilan.
New Pogoh Estate, Segamat, Johore.
Rimmer Estate, Lahad Datu, Sabah.
Tungku Estate, Lahad Datu, Sabah.
Nak Estate, Sandakan, Sabah.
Fertiliser Formulation Plant
Sg. Buloh, Selangor.
Seed Production Lab
AAR Paloh, Johor.
AAR Sabah
Tissue Culture Lab
Tuan Mee Estate, Selangor.
Chemistry Lab
Sg. Buloh, Selangor.

Biotech Lab
Semenyih, Selangor.

Crop Protection Lab
Sg. Buloh, Selangor.
Last updated: 06-Oct-2011


Corporate History

Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd (AAR) is formerly known as Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd. Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.

It has emerged as a leading tropical plantation crop research centre since its establishment in July 1986. It advises over 400,000 hectares of oil palm, rubber and cocoa estates in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak and Indonesia. AAR is an associate company of Boustead Plantations Berhad and Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, two highly successful public-listed Malaysian companies.

AAR maintains a large research programme in strategic areas to improve productivity and efficiency in estates. It ultilises the latest research findings, innovations and technological advances in crop science and information technology that are applicable. Consequently, estates advised by AAR benefit from timely transfer of new R&D findings and improved planting techniques against a background of sound agronomic and management practices.

To service its clients, AAR has an excellent mix of skilled and experienced field, laboratory and office staff, led by over 60 professional researchers. Team work and thorough objectives studies are prominent features in AAR’s approach to resolve production and management problems in estates. AAR staff work effectively together to ensure a consistent high standard of work.

As producers of essential natural commodities for the global market, our estates will continue to feature prominently in Malaysia’s economy and provide a competitive edge to our country’s industrial sectors. AAR is committed to be at the forefront of plantation research and development, propelling our estates to be highly efficient,productive and sustainable with their eco-friendly oil palm, rubber, cocoa estates and plantation forest into the 21st century.

Corporate Vision/Mission

AAR’s Vision

AAR’s Mission

  • To help our principals achieve highest productivity and efficiency and thus maximize profits and best results through sustainable crop practices and advanced planting materials.
  • To continually develop and improve planting practices and planting materials for our Principal and advisory estates.

AAR’s Objectives

  • To improve productivity and efficiency of oil palm estates through site-specific practices.
  • To raise the yield plateau and improve desirable secondary characteristics of oil palm planting materials through improved hybrid seeds and/or clonal materials.
  • To seek improved planting practices, systems or equipment which will raise productivity of the crop and /or labour.
  • To seek effective planting practices, systems or equipment which are worker and manager-friendly i.e. which are simple to understand and implement or operate.

Last updated: 19-Mar-2010