Saturday, November 22, 2008

Systems of Rice Intensification.

On 12 November 2008, Gratuate students in Gyeongsang National University, South Korea defened their thesis. And there had five Msc. students in agonomy department who presented their resarch including me. In that day, I presented my research on "Evaluation Studies on Applicability and Strategies for Improvement of SRI (The Systems of Rice Intensification) with Direct Seeding Chinese milk vetch residue-mulched No-till Paddy Rice (Oriza sativa L) in Southern Korea."
The objectives of this research were to investigate soil nutrients, weed occurrences, early growth and development, grain yield and yield components.
System of Rice Intensification was introduced to Cambodia by CEDAC who learned about SRI from the Low External Input for Sustainable Agriculture newsletter (LEISA) in December 1999 (Rabenandrasana 1999). In 2000, CEDAC also received more information on SRI from CIIFAD (Uphoff 1999 and 2000). In the year 2000, there were only 28 cooperating farmers adapted SRI. In the year 2005, there were about 40,000 farmers adopted SRI in 20 provinces.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Changdeokgung, Seol, South Korea

Changdeokgung (Changdeok Palace) is a palace set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty and because of its location east of Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung is also referred to as the East Palace. The literal meaning of Changdeokgung(昌德宮) is "Palace of Prospering Virtue".

Travelling in South Korea.

South Korea is a country swathed in green, prodding its stony fingers skyward, and the Koreans are a people obsessed with nature, and with mountains in particular. Wherever you travel, you'll see Koreans out in the open air, clad in the latest adventure fashions, pushing ever onward and upward.

Jeju( Cheju) Island
Jeju Island, also known as the "Island of the Gods," is a popular vacation spot for Koreans and many Japanese. It remains one of the top honeymoon destinations for Korean newlyweds. The island's mixture of volcanic rock, frequent rains, and temperate climate, make it very similar to the Hawaiian Islands in the U.S. The island offers visitors a wide range of activities: hiking on
Halla-san (South Korea's highest peak), catching sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, viewing majestic waterfalls, riding horses, or just lying around on the sandy beaches.