Arina Shairah Abdul Sukor

Arina Shairah Abdul Sukor |Clyto Access

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Speaker

Expertise: Soil Fertility/Plant Nutrition

Biography:

Completed Ph.D from Colorado State University, USA; M.sc from Colorado State University, USA and B.Sc Agriculture Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia.

I am Arina Sukor, an academic staff at the Department of Land Management, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia. I have conducted research works in the field of soil fertility and plant nutrition, focusing in fertilizer application and plant nutrient uptake since 2011. The indicator crops used for my previous research works were cassava (Manihot esculenta), oil palm (Elaies guineensis) sweet corn (Zea mays) and lettuce (Lactuca sativa).

Malaysia is one of the main potassium (K) fertilizer importers and it is expensive for the smallholder farmers to maintain K fertilizer use efficiency without any proper fertilizer recommendation rate. Root crop such as cassava takes up substantial amounts of K and requires up to 340 kg K2O ha-1. A project on different rates of K fertilization of cassava has been conducted and the recommended optimum K fertilization rate has been established in 2011 and the outcome of the researched was published in the national reports.

On top of that, a research was conducted on biofertilizer application of using cyanobacteria, previously known as blue-green algae. Cyanobacteria can fix nitrogen gas from the atmosphere and convert it to bioavailable nitrogen (ammonium-N and nitrate-N) and has been extensively used as biofertilizer. The application of cyanobacteria as biofertilizer has been applied in the mid-west of United States and sub-saharan Africa (Ethiopia). Cyanobacteria as biofertilizer can be applied as fertilizer in the developing countries due to its biofertilizer properties which has high carotenoid contents, iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn).

Related Conferences :

Agriculture and Crop Science Conference