Activity Report

Keep watching the growth      Experimental cultivation of Adlay

Oct 13, 2017

The activity report concerning to the experimental cultivation of Adlay in Battambang Province, the Kingdom of Cambodia by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) had been carried with the article of “Better luck this time! The third attempt of Adlay cultivation” dated August 24 in this website.
Better luck this time! The third attempt of Adlay cultivation.
Now, the recent situation has been received from there as described below.

Although it is unpredictable still, the growth of the Adlay by direct seeding seems acceptable on both field of Mr. Phean in Slappan village and Provincial Department of Agriculture of Battambang Province (PDA) who are consigned for the experimental cultivation.
In contrarily, the growth of the Adlay by transplant method is poorer and weaker than the direct seeding method on both fields.

This experimental cultivation had been requested by Hakubaku Co., Ltd. who produces the grain food in Japan. Farmer Mr. Phean in Slappan village had tried to cultivate Adlay twice since April 2016 upon request of GEJ but the result were less than the expectation.
Therefore, the third attempt with better fertilization of the fields, better selection of seed and disinfection have been taking place at the fields of Mr. Phean and PDA. The all possible measures have been considered on this attempt for the satisfactory yield.

Everybody in charge of this project pray for the success.

GEJ support farmers who live on the post landmine field to become independent through the Agricultural Training including Rice growing, Mushroom cultivation, Chicken raise and home vegetable gardening apart from the infrastructure improvement. GEJ is also challenging to cultivate the Adlay which could be the new income source for farmers there.

Mr. Phean’s field

                     Ridges of direct seeding : Growing well

                  2 ridges of transplant method : Looks weak

PDA’s field

                     Ridges of direct seeding : Looks OK

                 Ridges of transplant method : It’s weak too