Rice progress from Harmony Farm

Since the rains seem to have arrived, a visit was made (29.07.2010), and the rice is growing well in Harmony farm (near Beng Mealea temple). Trials were set up with various amendments of carbonised rice husk (SME gasifier) and rice husk ash (brick factory) and the trial design includes controls. At present it appears that the rice with the biochar is a darker green and is growing particularly well. In the area with the highest amendment of brick ash, the rice is a more yellow colour.

Vannak and Sarah at the rice field 29.07.2010. Picture by Vichida Tan.

Planting in this farm was direct planting, 5 or 6 seeds being placed in each hole, spaced approximately 20-30cm.

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