Programme for the SOILS 2017: International Conference on Sustainable Soil Management

Quality Soil Drives Productivity

Venue: Grand Millennium Ballroom, Parkcity Everly Hotel


3rd April 2017 (Monday)

1430 - 2200 Early Registration of Participants and Poster Placement
Venue: Secretariat and Registration Desk, Hotel Lobby

4th April 2017 (Tuesday)

0730 - 0820 Registration of Participants and Poster Placement
Venue: Secretariat and Registration Desk, Hotel Lobby
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY OF SOILS 2017: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT
0830 - 0900 Arrival of invited guests and participants
0900 - 0905 Arrival of distinguished guests:

YB. Datuk Amar Douglas Unggah Embas
Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak
Sarawak Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture & Rural Economy


YBhg. Professor Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris
Vice Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia
0900 - 0915 Rise for Negaraku, Malaysia’s National Anthem and Putra Gemilang, Official Song of Universiti Putra Malaysia; and du’a recitation
0915 - 0930 Welcoming address by Dr. Wan Rasidah Abdul Kadir
President of the Malaysian Society of Soil Science (MSSS)
0930 - 0945 Opening address by YB. Datuk Amar Douglas Unggah Embas
0945 - 1000 SOILS 2017 Launching gimmick
Presentation of MSSS Education Awards
Presentation of the Best Soil Science Student Award
1000 - 1045 Keynote Lecture:
Indicators of Tropical Soils Quality
Professor Dr. Ahmet R. Mermut
Advisor to the Minister
Minister of Food Agriculture and Livestock
Eskisehir Yolu, Ankara, Turkey
and Harran University, Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Soil Science Sanliurfa, Turkey
1045 - 1100 Photo Session, Ceremonial Exhibition and Poster Session
1100 - 1130 Press Conference, Exhibition, Poster Session and Coffee Break
Session 1: Soil Genesis and Classification
Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Shamshuddin Jusop
1130 - 1145 Genesis, classification, and clay minerology of soils in Ghrahbagh area, Southern Iran
Gholamreza Zaraeian
Fars Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, Iran
1145 - 1200 Characterization and evaluation of soils in Ikpa Agu Forest Reserve of Imo State Nigeria for tree crop production
Anthony Umeojiakor
Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
1200 - 1215 A revisit: Method for determining the cation exchange capacity of natural zeolite
Dr. Arina Shairah Abdul Shukor
Universiti Putra Malaysia
1215 - 1230 Soil carbon balance at various landscape positions in Dedelow, Northeastern Germany
Rochella Joie A. Saracanlao
University of Los Banos, Philippines
1230 - 1245 Discussion
1245 - 1400 Exhibition, Poster Session and Lunch
Venue: Hotel Lobby Area
Plenary Session 1
1400 - 1430 Soil and Plant Productivity in Challenging Times
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Imran Haider Shamsi
Zhejiang University, P.R. China
Session 2: Soil Fertility and Conservation
Chairpersons: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Imran Haider
1430 - 1445 Great Flood of December 2014: Its effects on the properties of soils in the Kelantan plains, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Shamsuddin Jusop
Universiti Putra Malaysia
1445 - 1500 Spatio-temporal Variability of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Soil-rice System and Its Socio-environmental Analysis
Dr. Imran Haider Shamsi
Zhejiang University, P.R. China
1500 - 1515 Comparing growing-season N2O flux of corn field measured using micrometeorological technique and static chamber
Muhammad Firdaus Sulaiman
Universiti Putra Malaysia
1515 - 1530 Impacts of different organic matter and nitrogen fertilizer application on soil properties and wheat yield
Dr. Alidad Karami
Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, Iran
1530 - 1545 Discussion
1545 - 1600 Exhibition, Poster Session and Coffee Break
Venue: Hotel Lobby Area
Session 3: Soil Health and Microbes
Chairpersons: Prof. Andi Bahrun
1600 - 1615 Selected soil health indicators of a rehabilitated forest
Prof. Dr. Osumanu Haruna Ahmed
Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus
1615 - 1630 Soil microbial communities and mineralization responses to penicillin and tetracycline loads
Muhammad Fazal Karim
Zhejiang University, P.R. China
1630 - 1645 Antibiotic resistance profile and genetic traits of soil isolated bacteria and their subsistence on penicillin or tetracycline
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Qichun Zhang
Zhejiang University, P.R. China
1645 - 1700 Preparation and characterization of encapsulated Bacillus salmalaya 139SI using biomaterials
Pravin Vejan
University of Malaya, Malaysia
1700 - 1715 Discussion
1715 - 1730 Exhibition, and Poster Session
Venue: Hotel Lobby Area
1900 - 1930 Arrival of guests
1930 - 2200 Conference Dinner
Venue: Grand Millennium Ballroom

5th April 2017 (Wednesday)

Plenary Session 2
0800 - 0830 Site specific management and optimization of agriculture inputs
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siva Kumar Balasundram, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Session 4: Soil Physics and Conservation
Chairperson: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siva Kumar Balasundram
0830 - 0845 Assessment of soil fertility status through geospatial techniques for sustainable soil management
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Rahman
National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science, Egypt
0845 - 0900 Evaluation of agricultural management practices for corn productivity and soil carbon sequestration
Prof. Dr. Artemio A. Martin Jr
Isabela State University, Philippines
0900 - 0915 Conservation agriculture influences on sustainable soil fertility and crop productivity
Prof. Dr. M. Jahiruddin
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
0915 - 0930 Quantitative assessment of surface runoff in arid region
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elsayed Mohamed
National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science, Egypt
0930 - 0945 Discussion
0945 - 1000 Exhibition, Poster Session and Coffee Break
Venue: Hotel Lobby Area
Plenary Session 3
1000 - 1030 Absorption characteristics of ammonium nitrogen to noble biochar pellet
Dr. JoungDu Shin, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Korea
Session 5: Management of Plantation Soils
Chairperson: Prof. Dr. M. Jahiruddin
1030 - 1045 Development of rubber zone for sustainable rubber plantation production in Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Noordin Daud
Universiti Putra Malaysia
1045 - 1100 Phytosunthetic and stomatal responses of pepper grown on hollow kenaf based composite post in relation to soil moisture
Kevin Muyang Tawie Ak Sulok
Malaysian Pepper Board
1100 - 1115 Fine roots distribution of matured Theobroma cacao and sub-surface soil hardness relations through rhizotron observation
Mohamed Helmi Bin Shari
Malaysian Cocoa Board
1115 - 1130 Spatial distribution of NPK on black pepper farms in Sarawak
Izzah Abd. Hamid
Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus
1130 - 1145 Discussion
1145 - 1200 Exhibition, Poster Session and Lunch
Venue: Hotel Lobby Area
1200 - 1400 MSSS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Session 6: Management of Peat and Other Wetland Soils
Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Osumanu H. Ahmed
1430 - 1445 Effects of peat swamp conversion into oil palm plantation on soil physical and chemical properties
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seca Gandaseca
Universiti Putra Malaysia
1445 - 1500 Greenhouse gas emission from pineapple cultivation on a tropical peat soil
Liza Nuriati Lim Kim Choo
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute
1500 - 1515 Flooding water increases performance of upland rice variety
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Md Sarwar Jahan
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
1515 - 1530 Discussion
1530 - 1545 Exhibition, Poster Session and Coffee Break
Venue: Hotel Lobby Area

6th April 2017 (Thursday)

Post Conference Tour Day 1
0600 - 0630 Check-out hotel/meeting time
0630 - 0700 Depart from hotel
0700 - 0730 Campus tour: Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus
0730 - 1030 To Kabuloh Agricultural Station, Miri, Sarawak
1030 - 1300 Kabuloh Agricultural Station, Miri, Sarawak
Soil profile briefing 1
Tour around Kabuloh Permanent Food Production Park (TKPM)
Soil profile briefing 2
Lunch
1300 - 1330 Depart from TKPM to Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort
1330 - 1400 Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort
Welcoming drink
Check-in room
1500 - 1630 Resort Tour (Traier/Boat Ride)
1630 - 1700 Snack time
1900 - 2230 Dinner (Buffet)

7th April 2017 (Friday)

Post Conference Tour Day 2
0730 Breakfast provided by resort
1130 - 1330 Check-out
Lunch provided by resort
1330 Depart to Bintulu, Sarawak
1630 Bintulu Airport