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INTERNATIONAL SYAMPOSIUM ON GREENHOUSES, ENVIROMENTAL CONTROLS AND IN- HOUSE MECHANIZATION FOR CROP PRODUCTION IN THE TROPICS AND SUB-TROPICS


INTERNATIONAL SYAMPOSIUM ON GREENHOUSES, ENVIROMENTAL CONTROLS AND

IN- HOUSE MECHANIZATION FOR CROP PRODUCTION IN THE TROPICS AND SUB-TROPICS

EQUATORIAL HILL RESORT, CAMERON HIGHLANDS, PAHANG, MALAYSA

15-17 JUNE 2004

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DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTANANCE OF GREENHOUSE STRUCTURES

Keynote 1(1) Design, Construction and Maintenance of Greenhouse Structures by Ir. Dries Waaijenberg (Netherlands).

Ir. Dries Waaijenberg

Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Engineering IMAG b.v, P. O. Box 43,6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands

E-mail: dries.waaijenberg@wur.nl

Telephone: +31 317 476556

Fax: +31 317 425670

Invited Lecture 1
Paper 1(2) Performance and Selection of Greenhouse Coverings by G Connellan (Australia) G. Connellan

Burnley College, Institute of Land and Food Resources, University of Melbourne, 500 Yarra Boulevard Richmond Victoria 3121 Australia

E-mail: geoffc@unimelb.edu.au

Telephone: +61 3 9250 6800

Fax: +61 3 9250 6885

Oral Paper
Paper 1(3) Development of a Greenhouse System for Tropical Lowland in Indonesia by Silke Hemming, Dries Waaijenberg, Gerard Bot and Jouke Campen.  (Netherlands) Silke Hemming, Dries Waaijenberg, Gerard P.A. Bot and Jouka B. Campen

Agrotechnology & Food Innovations b.v. (A&F)(formerly known as IMAG) P.O. Box 43,6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands

E-mail: dries.waaijenberg@wur.nl

Telephone: +31 317 476556

Fax: +31 317 425670

Oral Paper
Paper 1(4) Design and Construction of Greenhouse for Commercial Cultivation of Flowers and Vegetables under Banglore Conditions in India by S.C. Mandhar, A. Carolin Rathinakumari, B.S. Prabhakar, and K.P. Singh. (India) S.C. Mandhar, A. Carolin Rathinakumari, B.S. Prabhakar, and K.P. Singh

Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake, Bangalore – 560 089, India.

Tel: 0091-80-28466420 ext 234 (O)

0091-80-23633986 (R)

E-mail: mandhar@iihr.res.in

Oral Paper
Paper 1(5) Development of Naturally Ventilated Crop Protection Structure  in Malaysia.  Rezuwan Kamaruddin, (Malaysia) Rezuwan Kamaruddin

Mechanization and Automation, Malaysian Agricultural research and Development Institute, MARDI Serdang, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437072

Fax; 603 89482961

E-mail: rezuwan@mardi.my

Poster paper
Paper 1(6) A study of mechanical Properties Deterioration for Polyethylene Covering of Greenhouses in Saudi Arabia by Abdullah M. Alhamdan and Ibrahim M. Alhelal (Saudi Arabia). Abdulah M. Alhamdan and Ibrahim M. Alhelal

Agric. Eng. Department,

King Saud University,

Riyadh,

Saudi Arabia

Tel:/Fax: 966-1-4678458

Email: alhamdan@ksu.edu.sa

Oral paper
Paper 1(7) Green House production in Tropical Climate Conditions by Shaul Gilan (Australia). Shaul Gilan

Agro-Technical Dep.  Netafim  NAP.

Tel: 61-3-93698777

Fax: 61-419-675503

W-mail: sgilan@netafim.com.au

Oral paper
Paper 1(8) Design and Development of Fully Controlled Environment Greenhouse for the Production of Selected Temperate Crops in Lowland Tropics

by .Mat Sharif,  C.H. Mahamoud  and S.Abd Kahar ( Malaysia)

Mat Sharif Ismail, Mahamoud Che Hussein and Abd. Kahar Sandrang.

Mechanization and Automation Research Centre, MARDI Serdang, P.O. Box 12301 General Post Office, 50774 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437546

Fax: 603 89482961

E-mail: masharif@mardi.my

Oral  paper

NATURAL AND MECHANICAL MICRO CLIMATE  CONTROLS

Keynote 2(1) Natural and Mechanical Greenhouse Climate Control by Dr. Bernard Bailey. (United Kingdom) Dr. Bernard Bailey

Formerly at Research Institute, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire MK45 4HS,UK.

E-mail: bernad.bailey@whsmithnet.co.uk

Invited Lecture 2
Paper 2(2) Calculation of Wind Pressure Coefficients for Continuous Flap Vents in a Parral Greenhouse using Wind Tunnel Measurements and Computational Fluid Dynamics. By Parez-Parra,J.J,  Montero, J.J., and  Baeza ,E.J.  (Spain) Parez-Parra,J.J,  Montero, J.J., and  Baeza ,E.J.

Estacion Experimental de Cajamar “Las Palmerillas”, Autovia del Mediterraneo, km.416,7 04710 El Ejido, Almeria, Spain.

E-mail: ejbr@cajamar.es

Fax: +34 950580450

Oral paper
Paper 2(3) Determination of Global Wind Coefficients for use in Mathematical models to Calculate Ventilation Rates in Parral Type Multi-Span Greenhouse by Parez-Parra,J.J,Montero,J.J, Baeza,E.J.:Lopez-Hernandez, J.C. and Anton, A,. (Spain) Parez-Parra,J.J,Montero,J.J, Baeza,E.J.:Lopez-Hernandez, J.C. and Anton,A

Estacion Experimental de Cajabar “Las Palmerillas”, Autovia del Mediterraneo, km.416,7 04710 El Ejido, Almeria, Spain

E-mail: jpparra@cajamar.es

Fax: +34 950580450

Oral Paper
Paper 2(4) Air and Leaf Temperatures and Relative Humidity in a Naturally Ventilated Single-Span Greenhouse with a Fogging System for Cooling  by Handarto, Makio Hayashi, Toyiki Kozai.  (Japan) Handarto, Makio Hayashi, Toyiki Kozai.

Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University, Matsudo, Chiba 271-8510, Japan.

School of High-Technology for Human Welfare, Tokai University, Numazu, Shizuoka 410-0395, Japan

E-mail: m01u8311@green.h.chiba-u.ac.jp

Telephone: +81-47-308-8846

Fax: +81-47-308-8841

Poster Paper
Paper 2(5) Applicability of Forced-Air and Ridge Ventilation for Cooling of Side Net-Covered Tropical Greenhouse by W.A.P Weerakkody , K.S.P. Amaratunge and P.A.S.K. Kumara. (Sri Lanka) W.A.P Weerakkody , K.S.P. Amaratunge and P.A.S.K. Kumara.

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, P.O Box 37, University Of Peradeniya,Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka

E-mail: palithaw@pdn.ac.lk

Telephone/fax: 94 8 388239

Oral Paper
Paper 2(6) Soil Solariza Studies using  Innovatory Plastic films by Carlo Manera, Vito Miccolis, Salvatore Margiota, Vincenzo Candido, Donato Castranuove, Cosimo Marano and Martino Basile. (Italy) Carlo Manera, Vito Miccolis, Salvatore Margiota, Vincenzo Candido, Donato Castranuove, Cosimo Marano and Martino Basile.

UNIVERSITY OF BASILICATA Technical-Economic Department

Crop Production Department

Plant Protection Institute- C.N.R. Bari, Nuovo Polo Universitario-C/da Macchia Romana 85100 Potenza (Italy)

E-mail: manera@unibas.it

Telephone: +39 0971/205405

Fax: +39 0971/205429

Oral Paper
Paper 2(7) Controlling Environment for  Tissue Cultured Plants in Desert Areas. By Nasser S. Al- Khalifah. (Saudi Arabia) Nasser S. Al-Khalifah

P.O.Box 6086 Riadh 11442, King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology

E-mail: abujawad@kacst.edu.sa

Telephone: 96655418524

Fax: 966 1 4820278

Oral Paper
Paper 2(8) Natural Ventilation Rate Quantification in A Large-Scale Crop Protection Structure by Rezuwan Kamaruddin. (Malaysia) Rezuwan Kamaruddin

Mechanization and Automation, Malaysian Agricultural research and Development Institute, MARDI Serdang, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437072

Fax; 603 89482961

E-mail: rezuwan@mardi.my

Poster Paper
Paper 2(9) A Study of Evaporative Cooling Pad Performance for  Photovoltaic Powered Greenhouse by Ibrahim Al-Helal, Naif Al-Abbadi and Al-Ibrahim. (Saudi Arabia) Ibrahim Al-Helal, Naif Al-Abbadi and Al-Ibrahim

King Saud University, College of Agriculture, P.O Box 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.

King  Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Energy Research Institute, P.O Box 6086, Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia

E-mail: imhelal@ksu.edu.sa

Oral Paper
Paper 2(10) Shading and Air Velocity Influence on Greenhouse Microclimate by Ibrahim Al-Arifi. (Saudi Arabia) Ibrahim Al-Arifi

King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, Energy Research Institute, P.O Box 6086, Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia.

E-mail: ialarifi@kacst.edu.sa

Oral Paper
Paper 2(11) Velocity Fields and Ventilation Rates on A Crop Protection Structure for The Tropics by Means of CFD Simulations by Baeza E.J., Montero J.J. Perez Parra E.J and Kamaruddin R. (Spain) Baeza E.J., Montero J.J. Perez Parra E.J and Kamaruddin R.

Estacion Experimental de Cajamar “Las Palmerillas”, Autovia del Mediterraneo, km 416,7 04710 El Ejido, Almeria, Spain.

Irta. Centre de Cabrils.08348, Cabrils, Barcelona, Spain

Mardi Headquartes,43400 Serdang Selangor, Malaysia

E-mail: ejbr@cajamar.es

Oral Paper
Paper 2(12) Performance of an Energy-Conserving Greenhouse by Mathala J. Gupta and  Pitman Chandra. (India) Mathala J. Gupta and  Pitman Chandra

Scientist, Division of Agricultural Engineering, Indiana Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012, India

Assistant Director General (Process Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 110012

E-mail: neha_7759@yahoo.com

Oral Paper
Paper 2(13) SMART Environmental Control System for the Production of Strawberry in Lowland Tropics by

I.Mat Sharif, S.Abd Kahar and C.H. Mahamoud (Malaysia)

Mat Sharif Ismail, Mahamoud Che Hussein and Abd. Kahar Sandrang.

Mechanization and Automation Research Centre, MARDI Serdang, P.O. Box 12301 General Post Office, 50774 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437546

Fax: 603 89482961

E-mail: masharif@mardi.my

Poster Paper
Paper 2(14) Ventilation Rate from Naturally Ventilated Crop Protection Structures of Various Floor Areas

By Rezuwan Kamaruddin, Mohd. Amin Mohd. Soom and Julia Jamaluddin (Malaysia)

Rezuwan Kamaruddin, Mohd. Amin Mohd So0m and Julia Jamaluddin

Mechanization and Automation, Malaysian Agricultural research and Development Institute, MARDI Serdang, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437072

Fax; 603 89482961

E-mail: rezuwan@mardi.my

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department

Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia

43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Tel:   603  89466427      Fax:   603  89466425     Email: amin@eng.upm.edu.my

Poster Paper
Paper 2(15) Microclimate inside Tunnel-Roof and Jack-Roof Tropical Greenhouses Structures by Faisal Mohammed Seif Al-Shamiry, Abdul Rashid Mohamed Sharif, Rezuwan Kamaruddin, Desa Ahmad, Rimfiel Janius and Mohd Yusri Mohamad

(Yamen)

Faisal Mohammed Seif Al-Shamiry, Abdul Rashid Mohamed Sharif, Rezuwan Kamaruddin, Desa Ahmad, Rimfiel Janius and Mohd Yusri Mohamad

Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor,  Malaysia.

Tel:   603 86567126    Fax: 603 89466425

E-mail: faisalupm@yahoo.com

Poster Paper

MECHANIZATION AND AUTOMATION

Keynote 3(1) Trends in Mechanization for Greenhouse Crop Production by Dr. Ir. E.J. van Henten. (Netherlands) Dr. Ir. E.J. van Henten.

Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (IMAG B.V.),P.O. Box 43,NL-6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands.

E-mail: eldert.vanhenten@wur.nl

Fax: +31 (0)317425670

Invited Lecture 3
Paper 3(2) An Embedded Controller for Greenhouse Shade Curtain by A.K Dogra, K. Parsad, Kapil Suri and Narendra Kumar. (India) A.K Dogra, K. Parsad, Kapil Suri and Narendra Kumar

Division of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012

E-mail: anildogra@yahoo.com

Oral Paper
Paper 3(3) Manually Operated Tomato Harvesting Tool for Greenhouse by D.V.K. Samuel. (India) D.V.K. Samuel

Division of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012, India

E-mail: dvksamuel@yahoo.com

Oral Paper
Paper 3(4) Performance of 4- Wheel Tractor and Implements for Vegetable Production under Rain Shelter Structure by Rezuwan Kamaruddin. (Malaysia) Rezuwan Kamaruddin and Md. Akhir Hamid

Mechanization and Automation, Malaysian Agricultural research and Development Institute, MARDI Serdang, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437072

Fax; 603 89482961

E-mail: rezuwan@mardi.my

Poster Paper
Paper 3(5) PV Greenhouse System: System Description, Performance and Lesson Learned by  A.Al-Ibrahim,Naif Al-Abbadi, and Ibrahim Al-Helal. (Saudi Arabia) A.Al-Ibrahim,Naif Al-Abbadi, and Ibrahim Al-Helal

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Energy Research Institute P.O Box 6086, Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia

King Saud University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Engineering P.O Box 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia

E-mail:   aibrahim@kacst.edu.sa

Oral Paper
Paper 3(6) Thermometry in Medium-scale Greenhouse using a Small Number of acoustic Sensors by Kousuke Kudo, Koichi Mitzutani, Riku Futamata, Kazuya Itoga, and Sadanori Sase. (Japan) Kousuke Kudo, Koichi Mitzutani, Riku Futamata, Kazuya Itoga, and Sadanori Sase

Graduate School of System and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City, 305-8573 Japan.

E-mail: kudo@aclab.esys.tsukuba.ac.jp

Tel: +81-29-853-5468

Fax: + 81-29-853-5207

Oral Paper
Paper 3(7) Nondestructive Detection of Plant Water Stress Using Microwave Sensing by Takashi Shimomachi, Takehiro Takemasa, Kenji Kurata and Tadashi Takakura. (Japan) Takashi Shimomachi, Takehiro Takemasa, Kenji Kurata and Tadashi Takakura.

College of Environmental Studies, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki

852-8521 Japan

Fax: + 81-95-819-2716

E-mail: simomati@net.nagasaki-u.ac.jp

Oral Paper
Paper 3(8) Evaluation of Soft X-Ray Irradiated Pollen and CPPU for Diploid Seedless watermelon Production by Kwon, S.W., M.J. Jaskani, B.R.KO and Y.G. Choi. (South Korea) Kwon, S.W., M.J. Jaskani, B.R.KO and Y.G. Choi.

Gochang Watermelon Experiment Station, Chonbuk 585-863, south Korea

Tel: 82635612312

Fax: 82635613385

E-mail: sung5706@hanmail.net

Oral Paper
Paper 3(9) Application of Computer Vision System to Monitor Crops Growth and Weeds under Rain Shelter by A.R.M. Syaifudin, Teoh Chin Chuang and O. Muhamad Isa (Malaysia) Mohd Syaifudin Abdul Rahman, Teoh Chin Chuang, Muhamad Isa Othman

Mechanization and Automation Research Center

MARDI Headquarters, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Email: saifudin @Mardi.my

Tel: +603-89434453

Fax: +603-89482961

Poster Paper

IRRIGATION SYSTEM AND CULTURAL PRACTICES

Keynote 4 (1) Irrigation System and Cultural Practices by Prof. M.A. Nichols. (New Zealand) Prof. M.A. Nichols

Institute of Natural Resources, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

E-mail: m.Nichols@massey.ac.nz

Fax: +64 6 350 5679

Invited Lecture 4
Paper 4(2) The Effect of Calcium Chloride irrigation on Mushroom Yield and Quality by Hossein Riahi. (Republic of Iran) Hossein Riahi

Department of Biology, University of Shahid Behashti,  Evin, Tehran, Iran Malard Mushroom Research Center, Malard, Karaj.

E-mail: H-Riahi@cc.sbu.ac.ir

Oral Paper
Paper 4(3) Effect of Different Irrigation Schedules and Substrates on Some Quantitative and Qualitative Characteristics of Greenhouse Tomato (cv. Hamra) by H. Aroiee, K.Davary,  B. Ghahraman, G.A. Peyvast, H. Nematy  and P. Shahinrokhsar. (Republic of Iran) H. Aroiee, K.Davary,  B. Ghahraman, G.A. Peyvast, H. Nematy  and P. Shahinrokhsar

Horticultural Department, Agriculture Faculty, Ferdwosi University, Mashhad, Iran

E-mail: aroiee_h@yahoo.com

Oral Paper
Paper 4(4) Effects of Straw and Wood Shavings on Conserving of Soil Moisture Under Arid Condition by Khalid Mohamed Al-Barrak. (Saudi Arabia) Khalid Mohamed Al-Barrak

Soils and Water Department, College of Agriculture and Food Science, King Faisal Univrsity, Al-Hassa, 31982, Saudi Arabia

E-mail: kalbarrak@kfu.edu.sa

Telephone: ++966 3 5800000 /1436

Fax: ++966 3 5816630

Oral Paper
Paper 4(5) The Effect of Fertigating Different Levels of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium on Greenhouse Cucumber Yield by A.A. Aljaloud, M.A. Errebhi, A.H. AbdelGadir, M.S. Baig and H.B. Sarhan. (Saudi Arabia) A.A. Aljaloud, M.A. Errebhi, A.H. Abdel Gadir, M.S. Baig and H.B. Sarhan

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology,NRERI, P.O. Box 6086 Riyadh 114442, K.S.A

E-mail: aljaloud@kacst.edu.sa

Fax: 96614813611

Oral Paper
Paper 4(6)

Fertigation as a Toll to Improve Nitrogen use Efficiency and Yield by Al-Wabel, M. I., A. A. Al-Jaloud, G. Hussain, and S. Karimula. (Saudi Arabia)

Al-Wabel, M. I., A. A. Al-Jaloud, G. Hussain, and S. Karimula. Saudi Arabia.

Soil Science Dept. College of agriculture, King Saud University P. O. Box 92274, Riyadh 11653, Saudi Arabia.

Natural Resources and Environmental Research Institute. Riyadh, KACST, P. O. Box 6086 Riyadh 11442, Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

E-mail: malwabel@ksu.edu.sa

Oral Paper

Paper 4(7) Effect of Different Irrigation Schedules and Substrates on some Quantitative and Qualitative Characteristics of Greenhouse Tomato (cv. Hamra) by H. Aroiee, K. Davary, B. Ghahraman, Gh. Peyvast, H. Nematy and P. Shahinrokhsar (Republic of Iran) H. Aroiee, K. Davary, B. Ghahraman, Gh. Peyvast, H. Nematy and P. Shahinrokhsar

Horticultural Department, Agriculture Faculty, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran.

Tel: +98 (0) 131-7725326

Fax: +98 (0) 131-7757261

Email: gpeyvast@yahoo.com

Oral Paper
Paper 4(8) Response of Fertigation on Capsicum Growth under Naturally Ventilated Tropical Greenhouse by

Rezuwan Kamaruddin, Mohd. Amin Mohd. Soom,

Mahamud Shahid and Fazlina Abdullah (Malaysia)

Rezuwan Kamaruddin and Mahamud Shahid

Mechanization and Automation, Malaysian Agricultural research and Development Institute, MARDI Serdang, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437072

Fax; 603 89482961

E-mail: rezuwan@mardi.my

Mohd. Amin Mohd Soom and Fazlina Abdullah

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department

Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia

43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Tel:   603  89466427      Fax:   603  89466425     Email: amin@eng.upm.edu.my

Poster Paper
Paper 4(9)

Subsurface Irrigation System for Vegetable Under Rainshelter on Clay Soils in the Lowlands by

Mohammud, C.H ., Mahmad Nor, J ., Abd. Munir, J ., Salbiah, H. and Illias, K . (Malaysia)

Mohammud Che Husain

Strategic Research Centre

Malaysian Agricultural research and Development Institute, MARDI Serdang, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89487639

Fax; 603 89482961

E-mail: mch@mardi.my

Poster Paper
Paper 4(10)

Fertigation  in Green House Production by Shaul Gilan (Australia)

Shaul Gilan

Agro-Technical Dep.  Netafim  NAP.

Tel: 61-3-93698777

Fax: 61-419-675503

W-mail: sgilan@netafim.com.au

Oral Paper

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND PRODUCTION  PRACTICES

Keynote 5 (1)

Plant Physiological and Production Practices under Controlled Environment Greenhouse Systems by Prof. Dr.  Marry M. Peet. (United States of America)

Professor Dr. Mary M. Peet

Department of Horticultural Science

P.O.Box  7609, North Carolina State University,

Raleigh, North Carolina

27695-7609 USA

E-mail: mary_peet@ncsu.edu

Telephone: 919-515-5362

Fax: 919-515-2505

Invited Lecture 5
Paper 5(2)

Evaluation of Some Strawberry Varieties under Greenhouse Conditions in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by A.A. Al-Khateeb (Saudi Arabia)

A.A. Al-Khateeb

Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agricultural and Food Sciences, King Faisal University, Alhassa 31982, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

E-mail: akhateeb@kfu.edu.sa

Telephone: ++966 3 5816630

Fax: ++966 3 5816630

Oral Paper

Paper 5(3)

Growth Promotion and Root Colonization by Various Rhizobacteria Strains Applied in Cucumber Grown Soil by

Kim J. K., Lee. Y. H., Kim. Y. C., Kim. K. S. (South Korea)

Kim J. K., Lee. Y. H., Kim. Y. C., Kim. K. S.  Cucumber Exp. Station, Jeonnam, 542-821. Korea

Chonnam National Univ. Kwangju, 550-757. Korea

Tae Rim Pharm. Co., LTD. Seoul, 135-270. Korea

E-mail : oeoekim@jares.go.kr

Tel: 82617815230

Fax : 82617815231

Poster Paper

Paper 5(4)

Effect of Leaf Minor Liriomyza trifollii (Burgess) on Gas Exchange Capacity of Cucumber Cucumis Sativus L. Grown Under Greenhouse Conditions by Al-Khateeb, S. A. and A.M. Al-Jabr. (Saudi Arabia)

Al-Khateeb, S. A. and A.M. .Al-Jabr

Crops & Range Department, Plant Protection Department, College of Agricultural and Food Science, King Faisal University, P.O. Box 420, Al- Hassa 31982,KSA

E-mail: Skhateeb@KFU.EDU.SA and

AJABR@KFU.EDU.SA

Oral Paper

Paper 5(5)

Protected Agricultural Production in Kuwait by M.Abdal and M. Suleiman. (Kuwait)

M.Abdal and M. Suleiman

Aridland Agricultural Department, Kuwait Institute for Science Research. Kuwait

E-mail: mabdal@kisr.edu.kwt

Oral Paper

Paper 5(6)

Controlled-Environment Tulip Forcing in Malaysia by Thohirah Abdullah, Johari Endan and Flora Chin Lee Sa. (Malaysia)

Thohirah Abdullah, Johari Endan and Flora Chin Lee Sa. Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan

E-mail: thohirah@agri.upm.edu.my

Fax: +603 8943 5973

Oral Paper

Paper 5(7)

Standardization of Agro-Techniques for Production of Chrysanthemum under Low Cost Polyhouse by T.Janakiram. Mahantesh, I.Murgod and B.S.Prabhakar. (India)

T.Janakiram. Mahantesh, I.Murgod and B.S.Prabhakar.

Division of Ornamental Crops

Indian Institute of Horticultural research

Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bangalore – 560089. India

E-mail: janaki62@yahoo.com

Oral Paper

Paper 5(8)

Mulching Studies in Greenhouse Using Innovatory Plastic Films by Carlo Manera, Vito Miccolis, Salvatore Margiota, Vincenzo Candido, Donato Castranuove. (Italy)

Carlo Manera, Vito Miccolis, Salvatore Margiota, Vincenzo Candido, Donato Castranuove

UNIVERSITY OF BASILICATA

Technical- Economic Department

Crop Production Department

Nuovo Polo Universitario-C/da Macchia Romana 85100 Potenza (Italy)

E-mail: manera@unibas.it

Telephone: +39 0971/205405

Fax: +39 0971/205429

Oral Paper

Paper 5(9)

Growing Protential of Two Varieties of Sweet Basil (Ocimum Basilicum L.) in Deep Flow Technique for Leaf and Seed Production by Jaenaksorn,T., and Kongtragoul, P. (Thailand)

Jaenaksorn,T., and Kongtragoul, P.

Faculty of Agricultural Technology, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520, Thailand

E-mail: kjtanimn@kmitl.ac.th

Fax: +662-3267347

Oral Paper

Paper 5(10)

Observations on Growth Performance and Morphology of Costus Speciosus ‘Variegatus’ Variants by Shakinah Salleh, Shuhaimi Shamsudin, Zaiton Ahmad & Mohd. Nazir Basiran (Malaysia)

Shakinah Salleh, Shuhaimi Shamsudin, Zaiton Ahmad & Mohd. Nazir Basiran

Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT), Bangi 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Email: Shakinah@mint.gov.my    Tel: +603-8925 0510   Fax: +603-8928 2956

Poster Paper

Paper 5(11)

Technical Efficiency of Phalaenopsis Production under Protected Facilities in Taiwan by Lee Chaur Shyan  and Evie  Yi Wei Lin. (Taiwan)

Lee Chaur Shyan   and Evie Yi Wei Lin

College of Management , The Overseas Chinese Institute of Technology, Taiwan

Email: cslee@ocit.edu.tw ; linyiwei@seed.net.tw

Fax: 886-4-24527583

Oral Paper

Paper 5(12)

Effect of Ammonium – and Nitrate Nitrogen – Ratio on Glucosinolate Content in Rocket by Kim, Sun-Ju, and Ishii, G. (Japan)

Kim, Sun-Ju, and Ishii, G.

Crop Quality Physiology Laboratory, National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido Region, Hitsujigaoka 1, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, 062-8555, Japan

E-mail: kimsunju@rb4.so-net.ne.jp

Telephone: +81-11-857-9301

Fax:  +81-11-859-278

Oral Paper

Paper 5(13)

Production of Sweet potato Plug Transplants under Artificial Light at a Relatively High Planting Density by Yee Hin Lok, Watcharra Chintakovid, Toyoki Kozai. (Japan).

Yee Hin Lok, Watcharra Chintakovid, Toyoki Kozai.

Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University, Matsudo, Chiba 271-8510, Japan

Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

E-mail: d00u5204@green.h.chiba-u.ac.jp

Tel. & Fax.:+81-47-308-8841

Oral Paper

Paper 5(14)

Acclimatization of Dracaena reflexa ‘Song of India’ for Simulated Shipping Conditions by Mahmud, T.M.M., Faridah, M.Y. and Awang, Y. (Malaysia)

Mahmud, T.M.M., Faridah, M.Y. and Awang, Y

Department of Crop Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Station Office, MARDI HQ, P.O. Box 12301, 50774 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

E-mail: mahmood@agri.upm.edu.my

Fax: +603 89424076

Poster Paper

Paper 5(15)

Evaluation of Cabbage Cultivars (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) under Plastic Rain-shelter on Mineral Soils in the Lowlands by  P.Y.Yau, M.K. Illias, K.Ganisan and S. Ahmad. (Malaysia)

P.Y.Yau, M.K. Illias, K.Ganisan and S. Ahmad

Horticulture Research Centre, MARDI Kluang, Locked Bag 525, 86009 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.

Email: pyyau@mardi.my

Telephone: +607 7891311

Fax: +607 7891184

Oral Paper

Paper 5(16)

Production of Sweetpotato Plug Transplants under Artificial Light at a Relatively High Planting Density by Yee Hin Lok, Watcharra Chintakovid, Toyoki Kozai. (Japan)

Yee Hin Lok, Watcharra Chintakovid, Toyoki Kozai.

Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University, Matsudo, Chiba 271-8510, Japan.

Department of Biotechnology, faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

E-mail: d00u5204@green.h.chiba-u.ac.jp

Telephone & fax: +81-47-308-8841

Oral Paper

Paper 5(17)

Protected Cultivation: A Technology Alternative to Boost Indian Horticulture by B.S. Prabhakara. (India)

B.S. Prabhakara

Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake, Bangalore – 560 089, India.

Tel: 0091-80-28466420 ext 234 (O)

0091-80-23633986 (R)

E-mail: mandhar@iihr.res.in

Oral Paper

Paper 5(18)

Effect of GA3 and IAA Sprays on Vegetative Growth, Total Yield and Photosynthetic Pigments in Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) by A.A. Al-Khateeb. (Saudi Arabia)

A.A. Al-Khateeb.

Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agricultural and Food Sciences, King Faisal University, Alhassa 31982, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

E-mail: akhateeb@kfu.edu.sa

Telephone: ++966 3 5800000/1431

Fax: ++966 3 5816630

Oral Paper

Paper 5(19)

Effect of Salinity  on the Growth Gas Exchange Rate and Ion Content of Faba Bean Cultivars (seedling stage to Flowering) by S.S. Al-Thabet. (Saudi Arabia)

S.S. Al-Thabet

Crops & Range Department, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, King Faisal University, Al-Hassa, 31982, Saudi Arabia

E-mail: salthabet@kfu.edu.sa

Telephone: ++966 3 5800000/1857

Fax: ++966 3 5801778

Oral Paper

Paper 5(20)

Fatty Acid Composition and Fad 3 Gene Expression in Roots of Watermelon and Gourd under Low Temperature by Ko, Bok R, Sung W. Kwon and Jung S. Choi. (South Korea)

Ko, Bok R, Sung W. Kwon and Jung S. Choi

Gochang Watermelon Experimental Station, Chonbuk 585-863, South Korea

Tel: 82-63-561-2312

Fax: 82-63-561-3385

E-mail: sung5706@hanmail.net

Poster Paper

Paper 5(21) Effects of Nitrogen Forms on the Growth and Ionic Content of Lowland Cauliflower under Tropical Greenhouse by Asiah Ahmad, Mohd Razi Ismail, Mohd Khanif Yusop, Marziah Mahmood and Shaharuddin Mohd . (Malaysia)

Asiah Ahmad, Mohd Razi Ismail, Mohd Khanif Yusop, Marziah Mahmood and Shaharuddin Mohd

Agrotechnology and Biosciences Division,

Malaysian Institute For Nuclear Technology Research (MINT), Bangi 43000 Kajang Selangor, Malaysia.

E-mail : asiah@mint.gov.my

Tel. :  +603 8925 0510

Fax : +603 8920 2968

Poster Paper
Paper 5 (22) Performance of Sweet Pepper under Semi-Climate Controlled Greenhouse Conditions of Northen India by Balraj singh and Mahesh Kumar (India) Balraj Singh and Mahesh Kumar

Indi-Israel Project, Indian Agricultural Research Institute

New Delhi – 110012

Tel: +91-11-25841063

Telefax: +91-11-25842481

Email: drbsingh2000@yahoo.com

Poster Paper
Paper 5(23) Effect of Rates of Organic Fertilizer on Growth, Yield and Nutrient Content of Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) Grown Under Shelter by P. Vimala, M.K. Illias and H. Salbiah. (Malaysia) P. Vimala, M.K. Illias and H. Salbiah

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, MARDI Headquarters,

43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437939

Fax: 603 89487639

Email: vimala@mardi.my

Poster Paper
Paper 5(24) Growth and Nutritional Quality of African Night Shade Accessions (Solanum Spp) at Different Developmental Stages by Agong S.G. And S.V. Muchiri (Kenya) Agong S.G. And S.V. Muchiri,                                                                                                              Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, P. O. Box 00200 – 62000, Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:  002546752047   Fax: 002546752192                                                                                       E-mail: sgagong@nbnet.co.ke;sgagong@jkuat.ac.ke

Poster Paper
Paper 5(25) Carbon Dioxide Enrichment Technology for Improved Productivity under Controlled Environment System in the Tropics by Hawa Z.E. Jaafar (Malaysia) Hawa Z.E. Jaafar

Strategic Resources Research Centre

MARDI Serdang, 43400 Serdang, Selangor

MALAYSIA

Tel: 603 89437390

Fax: 89487639

Email: hawazj@mardi.my

Oral Paper
Paper 5(26)

Performance of Kacip Fatimah Production Under Shade House by Mohd Noh bin Jalil and Rezuwan Kamaruddin (Malaysia)

Mohd Noh bin Jalil and Rezuwan Kamaruddin

Rice and Industrial Crop Research Center

MARDI, P.O. Box 12301

50774 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437140

Fax: 0689425786

Poster Paper

POST HARVEST HANDLING AND PACKAGING

Keynote 6 (1)

Post-harvest Handling and Packaging by Prof. Dr. Errol. W. Hewett. (New Zealand)

Prof. Dr. Errol W. Hewett

Professor of Horticultural Science

College of Sciences

Massey University, PBag 102904

North Shore Mail Ctr. – Auckland

New Zealand

Tel: (64)94439648

Fax (64)94439640

E-mail e.w.hewett@massey.ac.nz

Invited Lecture 6

Paper 6(2)

Effect of Plastic and Paper packaging on Hydroponically Grown Tomato Fruits Stored at Different temperatures and High Relative Humidity. I. Quality Attributes, Shelf Life and Chemical Properties by Abdullah A. Alsadon, Abdullah M. Alhamdan and Mahmoud A. Obied. (Saudi Arabia)

Abdullah A. Alsadon, Abdullah M. Alhamdan and Mahmoud A. Obied

Department of Plant Production and Department Of Agricultural Engineering, College of Agriculture, King Saud University, P.O Box 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.

E-mail: Alsadon@ksu.edu.sa

Telephone: (966)1-4678466

Fax: (966)1-4678467

Oral Paper

Paper 6(3)

Handling of Chrysanthemum Flowers for Export by Sea Shipment by Latifah, M.N., Abdullah, H., Dhiauddin, M.N., Ab Kahar, S., Mohd Redzuan, M.S., Hamidah, S., Noor Auni, H. and Rahim, M. (Malaysia)

by Latifah, M.N., Dhiauddin, M.N., Ab Kahar, S., Mohd Redzuan, M.S., Hamidah, S., Noor Auni, H. and Rahim, M.

Horticulture Research Centre

MARDI Serdang, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: + 603 89437545

Fax: + 603 89422906

E-mail: lmn@mardi.my

Oral Paper

Paper 6(4)

Use of Image analysis for Grading Size of Manggo by Teoh Chin Chuang and Mohd Syaifuddin Abdul Rahman. (Malaysia)

Teoh Chin Chuang and Mohd Syaifuddin Abdul Rahman

Mechanization and Automation Research Center,

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia

Email: cchin@mardi.my

Tel: 603-89431287

Fax: 603-89482961

Poster Paper

Paper 6(5)

Postharvest Handling, Packaging and Marketing of Hydroponically-Grown Greenhouse Tomatoes in Mauritius by Rohit Brizmohun and John L Griffis, Jr. (Mauritius)

Rohit Brizmohun

Brizcom International, Ltd., 10 Prosper D’Epinay St., Curepipe Road, Mauritius

E-mail: shriyan@intnet.mu

Tel: 230-212-5247

Fax: 230-212-5245

John L Griffis, Jr.

Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, CTAHR, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

E-mail: jgriffis@hawaii.edu

Tel: 1-808-956-7902  Fax: 1-808-956-3894

Poster Paper

Paper 6(6)

Establishment of Harvest within the Year and Constant Yield of Strawberry (Fragaria x Ananassa Duch.) on Okinawa under Subtropical Climate by ARAKI Yoichi and Hirotaka YAMAGUCHI. (Japan)

ARAKI Yoichi and Hirotaka YAMAGUCHI.

National Agricultural Research Center for Kyusyu Okinawa Region, Kurume, Fukuoka 839-8503, Japan,

E-mail: yochan@affrc.go.jp

Fax:+81-942-43-7014

Poster Paper

Paper 6(7)

Methyl Bromide Fumigation of Cut Chrysanthemum for Export by M. Rahim. (Malaysia)

M. Rahim

Rice and Industrial Crop Research Center

MARDI, P.O. Box 12301

50774 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437140

Fax: 0689425786

Email: mrahim@mardi.my

Poster Paper
Paper 6(8)

Methods of Disinfestation of Cut Flowers by

Hamidah, S, Mohd Shamsudin Osman, Zainon, O and Mohd Ridzuan,l (Malaysia).

Hamidah, S, Mohd Shamsudin Osman, Zainon, O and Mohd Ridzuan,l

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), P.O.Box 12301, General Post Office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Poster Paper

PEST AND DISEASES MANAGEMENT

Keynote 7(1)

Pest and Diseases Management under Greenhouses Production System Syed Abdul Rahman Syed Abdul Rashid. (Malaysia)

Syed Abdul Rahman Syed Abdul Rashid

Principal Research Officer

MARDI Cameron Highlands,

39007 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia.

Tel: 605 4911255/5945

Fax: 605 4912170

Email: dsar@mardi.my

Invited  Lecture 7
Paper 7(2)

Effect of Some Bio-Rational pesticides on the Whitefly, Bemisia Tabaci (Gennadius) by Mohammed Al-Doghairi, Suloiman Al-Rehiayani, Eltayeb Elhag and Khalid Osman. (Saudi Arabia)

Mohammed Al-Doghairi, Suloiman Al-Rehiayani, Eltayeb Elhag and Khalid Osman

Collage of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine, Buriydah, P.O box 1482, Saudi Arabia

E-mail: mdoghair@hotmail.com

Fax:0096663800040 or 0096663801360

Oral Paper

Paper 7(3)

Scope of Low Cost House for Lac Crop Production by Niranjan Prasad, K.K Kumar and A. Bhattacharya. (India)

Niranjan Prasad, K.K Kumar and A. Bhattacharya

Indian Lac Research Institute, Namkun, Ranchi, India-834 010

E-mail: nprasad@vitalmail.com

Fax: +91 651 2260202

Oral Paper

Paper 7(4)

Trapping Efficiency of Various Colored Traps for Inserts in Cucumber Crop Under Greenhouse Conditions in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Al-Ayedh Hassan and Al-Doghairi Mohammed. (Saudi

Arabia)

Al-Ayedh Hassan and Al-Doghairi Mohammed

Natural Resources and Environment Research Institute (NRERI), King Abdulaziz City for Science3 and Technology (KACST), P.O. Box No.6068-Riyadh 11442-saudi Arabia

Department of plant protection, College of Agriculture, King Saud Univesity, Buradah P.O Box 1482, Saudi Arabia

E-mail: alayedh@kacst.edu.sa

Telephone: ++966-1-4813614

Fax: ++966-1-4813611

Poster Paper

Paper 7(5)

Environmentally Safe Method for Soil-Borne Pest Control in Greenhouse by Ahmed A. Almasoum, (United Arab Emirates)

Ahmed A. Almasoum

Dept. of Arid Land Agriculture, College of Food Systems, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE

P.O.Box 1755 Al-Ain,UAE

E-mail: almasoum@uaeu.ac.ae

Tel +9713-7051451

Fax: +9713-7614430

E-mail: almasoum@uaeu.ac.ae

Web: http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/lab/7072

Oral paper
Paper 7(6)

Evaluation of Cucumber Insert Pests Under Greenhouse Condition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Hassan Y. Al-Ayedh. (Saudi Arabia)

Hassan Y. Al-Ayedh,

Natural Resources and Environment Research Institute (NRERI), King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), P. O Box 6086 Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia

E-mail: alayedh@kacst.edu.sa

Telephone: 001-966-1-481-3614

Fax: 001-966-1-481-3611

Oral Paper

Paper 7(7)

Effect of Essential Oils of Medicinal Plants on Control of Greenhouse Whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) by H. Aroiee, S. Mosapour, S.M. Hossani, M. Shakiby, H. karim Zadeh and E. Hoshmand. (Republic of Iran)

H. Aroiee, S. Mosapour, S.M. Hossani, M. Shakiby, H. karim Zadeh and E. Hoshmand.

Horticultural Department, Agricultural Faculty, Ferdwosi University, Mashland, Iran.

Aroiee_h@yahoo.com

Oral Paper

Paper 7(8) Spatial Pattern of Whitefly Infestation on Solanaceous Crops Under Protective Structures and Open Field Conditions by Mohd. Norowi H., Mohamad Roff, M.N. and Md. Touhidur Rahman. (Malaysia) Mohd. Norowi H., Mohamad Roff M.N. and Md. Touhidur Rahman.

Horticulture Research Centre

MARDI Headquarters,

P.O. Box 12301, General Post Office

50774 Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437073

Fax: 603 89487639

Email: norowi@mardi.my

Oral Paper
Paper 7(9) Dynamics of aphis Gossypii Population and Spatial Distribution of Aphid Borne Virus Diseases on Bell Pepper Planted Under Protective Structures and Open Field by Mohamad Roff, M.N., Mohd Norowi, H. and Md. Touhidur Rahman. (Malaysia) Mohamad Roff M.N., Mohd. Norowi H., and Md. Touhidur Rahman.

Strategic Research Centre

MARDI Headquarters,

P.O. Box 12301, General Post Office

50774 Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89437453

Fax: 603 89437590

Email: roff@mardi.my

Poster Paper
Paper 7(10)

Dynamics of Aphis gossypii population and spatial distribution of aphid borne virus diseases on bell pepper planted under protective structures and open field by Mohamad Roff, M.N., Mohd Norowi, H., Md. Touhidur Rahman

and Green, S.K (Malaysia).

Mohamad Roff, M.N., Mohd Norowi, H., Md. Touhidur Rahman and Green, S.K

Horticulture Research Centre, MARDI Headquarters, P.O. Box 12301, GPO, 50774 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Poster Paper

Paper 7(11)

Spatial Pattern of Whitefly Counts in Tomato Field

and Its Relationship to the Spread of Whitefly Transmitted Virus by Mohd. Norowi H., Mohamad Roff, M.N. and Md. Touhidur Rahman (Malaysia)

Mohd. Norowi H., Mohamad Roff, M.N. and Md. Touhidur Rahman

Research CentreMARDI Headquarters,

P.O. Box 12301, General Post Office

50774 Kuala LumpurMalaysia.

Tel: 603 89437073

Fax: 603 89487639

Email: norowi@mardi.my

Poster Paper

Paper 7(12)

From Minor to Being a Major Pest of Carambola Under Netted Structure: A Case of the Flower Moth, Sphenaches caffer Zell. (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae) by Mohd. Shamsudin Osman, Norsiah M.J., and Anthonysamy M (Malaysia)

Mohd. Shamsudin Osman, Norsiah M.J., and Anthonysamy M.

Horticulture Research Center, MARDI, Serdang, P.O. Box 12301, G.P.O. 50774  KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

shamos@mardi.my

Oral  paper

MARKETING TRENDS AND STRATEGIES

Keynote 8(1)

Marketing Trends and Strategies by Prof. David Hughes. (United Kingdom)

Professor David Hughes

Westfield, The Parade Monmounth

Monmouthshire NP25 3PA

United Kingdom

profdavidhughes@aol.com

Invited Lecture 8
Paper 8(2)

Financial Analysis of Greenhouse Vegetable Specialized  Projects in Saudi Arabia by Ahmed Mohammed Al-Abdulkader. (Saudi Arabia)

Ahmed Mohammed Al-Abdulkader

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, P.O Box 6086, Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia

Email: akader@kacst.edu.sa

Telephone: 0096614813302

Fax: 0096614813878

Oral Paper

Paper 8(3) Techno-economic feasibility of Israeli and Indigenously Designed Naturally Ventilated Greenhouses for Year Round Cucumber Cultivation by Balraj singh and Mahesh Kumar (India) Balraj Singh and Mahesh Kumar

Indi-Israel Project, Indian Agricultural Research Institute

New Delhi – 110012

Tel: +91-11-25841063

Telefax: +91-11-25842481

Email: drbsingh2000@yahoo.com

Oral Paper
Paper 8(4)

Market Survey and the Prospect of the Anthurium Industry in Malaysia by H. Noor Auni and M. A. Khairol (Malaysia)

H. Noor Auni and M. A. Khairol

Economic and Technological Management Research Center, MARDI HQ, P.O. Box 12301, G.P.O., 50774 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Oral Paper
Paper 8(5)

The prospect of Japanese Flower Market and the Potential of Exporting Malaysian Cut Chrysanthemums by Sea Shipment by

H. Noor Auni, M. N. Latifah, and M.A. Khairol (Malaysia)

H. Noor Auni, M. N. Latifah, and M.A. Khairol

MARDI Serdang, 43400 Serdang,

Selangor, Malaysia

Poster  Paper
Paper 8(6) The Prospect of Tomato Production under Rainshelter in Malaysia by M. A. Khairol , H. Noor Auni , A. Roslina  and M.S. Redzuan (Malaysia)

M. A. Khairol , H. Noor Auni , A. Roslina  and M.S. Redzuan

Business Development Unit, MARDI HQ, P.O. Box 12301, G.P.50774 Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia.

Khairol@mardi.my

Tel: 603 89437190

Fax: 603 8943 5840

Poster Paper

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Keynote 9(1)

Emerging Technologies in Control Environment Production Systems by  Prof. Dr. Tadashi Takakura. (Japan)

Prof. Dr. Tadashi Takakura

Fukuoka International University

Fukuoka Womens Junior College

Gojyo 4-16-1, Dazaifu, Fukuoka 818-0193, JAPAN

Tel and FAX: 092-922-6879

E-mail: takakura@net.nagasaki-u.ac.jp;

takakura@ag.arizona.edu

Invited Lecture 9
Paper 9(2)

Nondestructive Detection of Plant Water Stress by Microwave Sensing by Takashi Shimomachi, Takehiro Takemasa, Kenji Kurata and Tadashi Takakura. (Japan)

Takashi Shimomachi, Takehiro Takemasa, Kenji Kurata and Tadashi Takakura.

Collage of Environmental Studies, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan

Graduate School of Agricultural and Life science, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan

College of Digital Media and Communication, Fukuoka International University, 4-16-1 Gojyo, Dazaifu, Fukuoka 818-0193, Japan

E-mail:  simomati@net.nagasaki-u.ac.jp

Fax: +81-95-819-2716

Poster Paper

Paper 9(3)

Protected Cultivation of Vegetables in India: Problem and Future Prospects by Balraj Singh and N.P.S. Sirohi. (India)

Balraj Singh and N.P.S. Sirohi

Indo-Israel, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012 (India)

E-mail: drbsingh2000@yahoo.com

Telephone/fax: 091-11-25824481

Oral Paper

Paper 9(4)

Integrated Production and Protection Management (IPPM) Program for Greenhouse Crops in The Arabian Peninsula by Ahmed T.Moustafa, Yousuf Al-Raeesy, Amal Abdul Kareem and Amin Al-Kirshi. (United Arab Emirates)

Ahmed T.Moustafa, Yousuf Al-Raeesy, Amal Abdul Kareem and Amin Al-Kirshi.

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry (ICRADA), Arabian Peninsula Regional Program (APRP), P.O Box 13979, Dubai, UAE.

E-mail: a.moustafa@cgiar.org

Fax: +971 4 2958216

Oral Paper

Paper 9(5)

Influence of Water Salinity on Growth, Water Relations and Mineral Contents of Distichlis Spicata by Saad Farhan Alshammary. (Saudi Arabia)

Saad Farhan Alshammary

Natural Resources and Environment Research Institute

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

P.O.Box 6086 Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia, 2004

Phone: 96614813598

E-mail: sshammary@kacst.edu.sa

Oral Paper

Paper 9(6)

Soil Solarization Studies using Innovatory Plastics Films by  Carlo Manera, Vito Miccolis,  Salvatore Margiotta, Vincenzo Candido, Donato Castronuovo, Cosimo Marono, Martino Basile. (Italy)

Carlo Manera, Vito Miccolis,  Salvatore Margiotta, Vincenzo Candido, Donato Castronuovo, Cosimo Marono, Martino Basile

UNIVERSITY OF BASILICATA

Technical-Economic Department,

Crop Production Department ,

Plant Protection Institute – C.N.R. Bari

Nuovo Polo Universitario – C/da Macchia Romana  85100 Potenza (Italy)

Tel. + 39 0971/205405;

fax +39 0971/205429;

E-mail: manera@unibas.it

Oral Paper

Paper 9(7)

Mulching Studies in Greenhouses using Innovatory Plastic Films by

Carlo Manera, Vito Miccolis, Salvatore Margiotta, Vincenzo Candido, Donato Castronuovo.(Italy)

Carlo Manera, Vito Miccolis, Salvatore Margiotta, Vincenzo Candido, Donato Castronuovo.

UNIVERSITY OF BASILICATA

Technical-Economic Department,

Crop Production Department,

Nuovo Polo Universitario – C/da Macchia Romana  85100 Potenza (Italy)

Tel. + 39 0971/205405; fax +39 0971/205429;

E-mail: manera@unibas.it

Oral Paper

Paper 9(8)

Determination of the Optical Properties of Plastics Films used as Cladding Materials in Novel Energy Efficient Greenhouse by B. Chunnasit, P. Hadley. (United Kingdom)

B. Chunnasit and P. Hadley,

Department of Horticulture & Landscape, School of Plant Science, The University of Reading, Whiteknights PO Box 221 Reading RG6 6AS, UK

E-mail: b.chunnasit@reading.ac.uk

Poster Paper

Paper 9(9)

Salinity Management of Media Grown Hydroponics Tomatoes by R.A.J.White. (New Zealand)

R.A.J.White.

Horticultural Consultants, P.O.Box 1014, Levin, New Zealand.

Email JWHortcons@xtra.co.nz

Fax: +64 6 3689694

Oral Paper

Paper 9(10)

Qualitative and Chemical Analysis of Different Cultivars of Cucumbers

By Kim H.W, J. K. Kim, I. T. Hwang, J. B. Seo and G.J. Choi. (Korea)

Kim H.W, J. K. Kim, I. T. Hwang, J. B. Seo and G.J. Choi.

Cucumber Exp. Station, Jeonnam 542-821, Korea

Jeonnam ARES, Naju City, Jeonnam 570-180, Korea

E-mail: hyunwoo@jares.go.kr

Fax: 82617815231

Poster Paper

Paper 9(11)

Effect of Different Propagating Structures on Rooting of Hardwood Cuttings in Grape Varieties by C. Ravindran, S. Jaganath and R. Krishnamanohar. (India)

C. Ravindran, S. Jaganath and R. Krishnamanohar.

Division of Horticulture, UAS, GKVK,

Bangalore-560 065, India.

E-mail: ravi_hort@yahoo.com

Oral Paper

Paper 9(12)

Heat Pipe as an Energy Saver in Aeroponic System by  N. Srihajong, S. Ruamrungsri, P. Terdtoon, P. Kamonpet,and T. Ohyama. (Japan)

N. Srihajong, S. Ruamrungsri, P. Terdtoon, P. Kamonpet,and T. Ohyama.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University 50200, Thailand

Faculty of Horticulture, Niigata University, Japan

E-mail: narong­_sri@hotmail.com;

G4566427@cm.edu

Oral Paper

Paper 9(13)

Acoustical Measurement for Vertical Temperature Profile in Alley Between Rows of Tomato Plants by Koichi Mizutani, Riku Futamata, Kousuke Kudo, Yasuyuki Hirayama and Limi Okushima. (Japan)

Koichi Mizutani, Riku Futamata, Kousuke Kudo, Yasuyuki Hirayama and Limi Okushima

Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba

Tsukuba Science City, 305-8573, Japan.

E-mail : futamata@aclab.esys.tsukuba.ac.jp

Tel. +81-29-853-5468

Fax. +81-29-853-5207

Oral Paper

Paper 9(14) Application of  Precision Agriculture Technologies in the Tropical Greenhouse Environment by Chan Chee Wan. (Malaysia) Chan Chee Wan

Mechanization and Automation Research Center

MARDI,  P.O.Box 12301

General Post Office, 50774 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 603 89416851

Fax:603 89482961

Email: cwchan@mardi.my

Oral Paper
Paper 9(15) Design and Development of Kenaf Seed Thresher Machine for Kenaf Seed Production Under Rain Shelter by C.C. Wong and S.T. Ten (Malaysia)

C.C. Wong and S.T. Ten

Rice and Industrial Crops Research Centre, MARDI, P.O. Box 12301, GPO, 50774 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel:603 89437740

Fax: 603 89425786

Email: ccwong@mardi.my

Poster Paper
Paper 9(16)

Application of Computer Vision System to Monitor Crops Growth and Weeds Under Rain Shelter by A.R. M Syaifudin, Teoh Chin Chuang, O.Muhamad Isa (Malaysia)

A.R. M Syaifudin, Teoh Chin Chuang, O.Muhamad Isa.

Mechanization and Automation Research Centre, MARDI Serdang, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Poster paper

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