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RESEARCH

The area of research in this department includes:

  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Botany
  • Floriculture  
  • Genetic and Plant Breeding
  • Horticulture
  • Olericulture
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Plant and Postharvest Physiology  
  • Plant Production and Cropping System
  • Plantation Crops
  • Pomology
  • Seed Technology
  • Weed Science and Turf

LIST OF RESEARCH PROJECT

The following are among ongoing research projects carried out by the members of department. 

Project Leader

Title of Research Project

Source of Fund

Prof. Dr. Rosli Mohamad 

Determination of selected pesticides residues emitted into the rice environment at Tanjung Karang, Selangor

Science Fund

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hawa Jaafar

Carboxydrate partitioning, allometric and plasticity patters and leaf gas exchange related to changes in phenolic and flavonoid contents of Labisia pumila Benth Under CO2  enrichment

FRGS

Prof. Dr. Ghizan Saleh

Assessment of genetic diversity among kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) accessions using SSR markers

FRGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thohirah Lee Abdullah

Genetic Variation, Morphological Diversity and Reproductive Propagation of Taccaceae: A native Madicinal Herbal Plant with High Ornamental Value

FRGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uma Rani Sinniah

Micropropagation of tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze.) clone by using bioreactors

FRGS

Prof. Dr. Abdul Shukor Juraimi

Application of boron, copper and silicon for sustainable plant diseases control in turfgrass Bermuda vc Satiri

FRGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phebe Ding

Histological, biochemical and physiological characterization of torch ginger (Etlingera elatior) inflorescence during vase life

FRGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Aishah Hassan

Determination of phytotoxicity in oil palm residues

FRGS

Prof. Dr. Mohd. Rafii Yusop

Linkage and QLT Mapping of Brown Planthopper Resistance in Rice

FRGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Mohamed Noordin Wan Daud

Antioxidant Enzymes and Abscisic Acid Concentration of Havea brasiliensis in Relation to Soil Moisture Stress

FRGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Hajar Ahmad

Postharvest Quality of Leafy Vegetables in Relation to Nitrate and Nitrite Concentration

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yahya Awang

Air-Water Relationships of Kenaf Fibre-based Growing Media Mixture

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Rafii Yusop

Gene Pyramiding of Rice Brown Planthopper (Bph) and Bacterial Leaf Blingh (BLB) Resistance Thorough Marker Assisted Selection (Mas)

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hawa Jaafar

The Effects of Plant Growth Regulators; Gibberelic Acid (GA3) and Elevated Carbon Dioxide (CO2) on Growth Performance or Germinated Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) Seedlings

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hawa Jaafar

Growth and Quality Enhancement of Labisia pumila Benth to the Application of Biochar and Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (AM)

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Siti Hajar Ahmad

The Effects of Plant Extracts from J. curcas (buah jarak) Seeds and P. guajava (guava) and Andrographis paniculata (hempedu bumi) on Longevity of Cut Dendrobium Flowers

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Siti Hajar Ahmad

Effects of Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) on Postharvest Quality Characteristic and Storage Life of 'Paiola' Papaya (Carica papaya)

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yahya Awang

Quality Retention of Whole and Fresh-Cut Rose Apple (Syzygium samarangenese) During Storage

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yahya Awang

Micropropagation of Alpina purpurata From Rhizome Bud Explants

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phebe Ding  

Postharvest Physiology and Inflorescence Blooming of Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior)

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phebe Ding

Postharvest Quality, Bioactive Compounds, Antioxidant Capacities and Metabolite Profile of MD2 Pineapple (Ananas comosus L.) Fruit at Different Ripening Stages

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yahya Awang

Reduction of Nitrogen Losses in Kenaf Core Fibre-Based Growing Substrates by Nutrient Pre-Charging and Increasing Ionic Exchange Sites

RUGS

Prof. Dr. Mahmud Tengku Muda Mohamed

Screening Indoor Plants for Volatile Organic Pollutant Removal Efficiency

RUGS

Dr. Siti Zaharah Hj Sakimin

Optimal Management of Canopy for Yield Maximization in Jackfruit (Antocarpus heterophyllius L.)

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Mohamed Noording Wan Daud  

Influence of Topo Sequence on Growth and Nutritional Status of Hevea brasiliensis RRIM 3001 in Relation to Clay Mineralogy and Soil Fertility Status

RUGS

Dr. Puteri Edaroyati Megat Wahab

Response of Twon Tomato Cultivars (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. Cv. MT1 and MT11) on Salinity Grown in Soilless Culture System

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thohirah Lee Abdullah  

Evaluation of Bioactive Chemicals of Tacca Intergrifolia for Anti-Cancer, Anti-Allergy and Anti-Inflammation Treatments

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uma Rani Sinniah  

Cryopreservation of Tea (Camellia sinensis L.) Shoot Apices for Germplasm Conservation

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uma Rani Sinniah  

Lodging Resistance, Growth and Yield of Selected Malaysian Rice Varieties in Relation to Application of Silicon and Plant Growth Retardant

RUGS

Prof. Dr. Abdul Shukor Juraimi

Effect of Salinity on Physicochemical Properties and Molecular Characterization of Urslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) Cultivars Available in Peninsular Malaysia

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uma Rani Sinniah  

Synthetic Seed Production Using Orchid Protocom-Like Bodies for Direct Regeneration in the Field and Establishment of Storage Techniques

RUGS

Prof. Dr. Abdul Shukor Juraimi

Potential Allelopathic Rice Varieties for Weed Management in the Rice Field

RUGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thohirah Lee Abdullah  

Improved Propagation and Enhancement of Secondary Metabolite Production of Kunyit Hitam (Kaempferia paviflora Wall. Ex Baker) for Evaluation of Anti-Allergy Activities

RUGS

Prof. Madya Dr.  Siti Hajar Ahmad

Characterization of Local Amorphophallus spp. For Selection of High Glucomannan

ERGS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hawa Jaafar

Allometry, Carbohydrates and Secondary Metabolites Production, and Leaf Gas Exchange in Labisia Pumila and Eurycoma Longifolia Under Elevated CO2 Enrichment

ERGS

Prof. Dr. Ghizan Saleh

Development of Doubled Haploid Lines Through Transfer of Haploid Inducing Genes In Tropical Maize (Zea mays L.)

ERGS

 

 


Updated:: 22/08/2014 [phebe]

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