Summary: Patrick Ng Hong Chuan (PN)

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 :
Personal Web Page : –

B.Eng. (Hons.) in Civil Engineering
University Sains Malaysia (USM)
M.Sc. (Distn.) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
Imperial College London

Career Outline
1998 – 2002
Assistant Research Officer 1
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2002 – 2005
Assistant Research Officer 2
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2005 – 2010
Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2010 – 2012
Senior Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2013 – Present
Principal Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Principal Research Officer. An oil palm agronomist and responsible for overseeing AAR’s oil palm agronomy research programme, GPS/GIS mapping including height and relief survey (using land survey equipment) and AAR’s land evaluation and soil survey department. Was in-charged of both the technical and commercial product AA+Mulch™ although only the former now. Focused on carrying out oil palm nutritional studies especially on efficient use of phosphate in oil palms, its potential recycling via various legume systems as well as fine-tuning the optimum rates of phosphate in various agro-management conditions. Also has interests in carrying out other oil palm nutritional studies including both field planted palms and nurseries. A certified RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) auditor and have carried out RSPO audits. In addition, also interested on environmental and waste issues paying special attention to new clearings and replanting of old trees to streamline current practices in the light of sustainable development.

Key Research Interests
My current research interest are:
(i) Phosphate nutrition on oil palms and legumes emphasizing on phosphate recycling. This part of the research is being carried out in collaboration with IMPHOS (World Phosphate Institute) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
(ii) Oil palm agronomy especially oil palm nurseries.
(iii) Labour saving devices with emphasis on usage of AA+MulchTM.
Have led or directly involved in the development of the following products:
  • AA+ Mulch
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