Physiological and Ecological Studies on Floating Rice, the Crop Production Adapting to Environment in Flooding Area in Thailand

Project Leader:
Hiroyasu MICHIYAMA
Faculty of Agriculture

In Southeast Asia, rivers flood in the rainy season. In many paddy fields, the depth of water exceeds one meter, sometimes even reaching five meters. In such paddy fields, a special rice called “floating rice” is cultivated, which adapts to the rise in water level by extending its stem and keeping the plant body above the surface. This matches well with environment-adaptable crop production required in this century. Grounded on achievements that have been made by this research group concerning floating rice, this study aims at promoting research into environment-adaptable crop production, and conducting ecophysiological and molecular biological analyses on the growth and environmental relationship of floating rice, cultivated in the Kingdom of Thailand.









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