Diploma, Agriculture, College of Agriculture, Malaya, 1968.
Bachelor, Horticulture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge,
Louisiana. USA, 1971.
Master, Plant Nutrition, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge,
Louisiana. USA, 1973.
PhD, Soil Chemistry, University of Ghent, Belgium, 1982.
Postgraduate Diploma, Tropical Soil Science, University of Ghent,
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, Soil and Water Sciences, Soil chemistry.
Nutrient management in oil palm agroecosystem, Project Leader,
1991-1995, IRPA, National.
Labelled nutrient uptake by Sago, Project Leader, 1998-2001,
CRAUN Research Sdn Bhd, National.
N and P cycling in an agroforestry system for food crop
production, Project Leader, 2000-2005, International Atomic Energy
Use of Phosphate Rocks for Oil Palm Production, Coordinator,
2004-2010, World Phosphate Institue, Morocco, International.
Evaluating a Decision Support System on use of Phosphate Rocks
for Grain Maize Production, Project Leader, 2004-2006, International
Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, International.
Use of isotopes and nuclear techniques in screening upland rice
for efficient N and P uptake, Project Leader, 2006-2011,
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, International.
Increasing Phosphorus Uptake Effeciency by Oil Palm Using
Selected Transporters from Potential Genotypes, Project Leader,
2006-2009, YAYASAN FELDA, National.
Increasing yield of upland rice through improvement in plant
nutrient uptake efficiency, Project Leader, 2006-2008, e-Science
Increasing phosphorus uptake efficiency in oil palm using
selected transporters isolated from potential genotypes, Project
Leader, 2006-2008, e-Science Fund, MOSTI, National.
Use of isotopes in soil/plant research, International Atomic
Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, Consultant, 1998-2001,
Technical Committee on Establishment of Sago on Deep Peat, CRAUN
Research Sdn Bhd, Consultant, 2005-2006, National.
Member, Advisory Panel Committee for CRAUN Sago Research Journal,
CRAUN Research Centre, Sarawak, Consultant, 2006-Present, National.
Malaysian Society of Soil Science, Life Member, 1973-Present.
Member of MPOB/Industry AGronomist Committee, Malaysian Palm Oil
Board, Committee Member, 2002-Present,
Menber, Long Term Oil Palm Research Committee, MPOB-Industry
Committee, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Committee Member, 2005-Present,
Bah, A.R, Zaharah, A.R., Aminuddin, H. and Anuar, R. 2006.
Phosphorus uptake from green manures and phosphate fertilizers
applied in an acid tropical soii. Commun. Soil Sci. & Plant Anal.
37:2077-2093, - Journal
Wakiuru, E.G., Zaharah, A.R., Hanafi, M.M. and Anuar, R.
2006.Residual values evaluation of different fertilizers at various
rates used in phosphorus recapitalization of an acid tropical soil.
Paper accepted for publication in Journal of the Science of Food and
Agriculture, UK, - Journal
Chintu, R., Zaharah, A.R., Wan Rashidah, A.K. 2005. Decomposition
and nitrogen release patterns of Paraserianthes falcataria tree
residues under controlled incubation. Agroforestry Systems
63(1):45-52, - Journal
Tenaw, W., Husni, M.H.A., Anuar, A.R. and Zaharah, A.R. 2006.
Effect of coffee bean residue and time on soil nitrogen
availability. Malay J. Soil Sci. 10:, - Journal
Abdul R. Bah, Zaharah, A.R and Aminuddin, H. 2004. Effect of
interactions on the nutrient status of a tropical soil treated with
green manures and inorganic phosphates fertilizers.
TheScientificWorld 4: 393-414, - Journal
Chintu, R and Zaharah, A.R. 2003. Nitrogen uptake of maize (Zea
mays, L.) from isotope- labeled biomass of Paraserianthes falcataria
grown under controlled conditions. Agroforestry Systems 57(2):
101-107, - Journal
Bah, A.R., A.R. Zaharah, A. Hussin, M.H.A. Husni and M.S.Halimi.
2003. Phosphorus status of amended soil as assessed by conventional
and isotopic methods. Communications in Soil Sci. and Plant
Analysis. 34:2659-2681., - Journal
Zapata, F and Zaharah, A.R. 2002. Phosphgorus availability from
phosphate rock and sewage sludge as influenced by the addition of
water soluble phosphate fertilizer. Nutrient Cycling in
Agroecosystem 63:43-48., - Journal
POST GRADUATE SUPERVISION
Esther W. Gikonyo, PhD, Phosphorus dynamics in an acid tropical
Vincent Adebeyi, PhD, Labeled nutrients movement and accumulation
in sago (Metroxylon sagu) plants, 2004.
Abdul Rahman Bah, PhD, Phosphorus in acid soils amended with
organic and inorganic inputs: Its status and interactions, 2003.
Richard Chintu, Masters, Nitrogen contribution of Paraserianthes
falcataria tree biomass to corn (Zea mays, L) production, 2002.
Nutrient Cycling in oil palm ecosystem, Golden Hope Plantations
Bhd, 2001, 60 month(s), National.
Use of phosphate rocks in oil palm plantations, MPOB, FELDA,
Golden Hope Research Centre, Tradewinds Plantation Bhd , AARS, 2004,
72 month(s), National.
Selection and evaluation of food crop genotypes tolerant to low N
& P soils through the use of isotopic and nuclear related
techniques, International Atomic Energy Agency, 2006, 60 month(s),