Thammasat showcases innovations to improve rice productivity

Thammasat University has organized a one-day exhibition to showcase its research and innovations that are focused on improving rice productivity in Thailand.

Dr. Adchara Panthanuwong, the university’s Assistant to the Rector for Public Relations, said that Thammasat has conducted many studies on rice involving pest control, soil quality, grain quality, as well as the commercialization of rice.

Successful research and innovations that can be seen at the exhibition, including a new rice species named Hommali Thammasat. This new strain of rice is more resistant to pests and drought. The exhibition also showcases a machine that forecasts trends in rice diseases, as well as a green treatment method for rice straws.

The university is expected to submit patent applications for these innovations, which can be used by rice farmers to boost their productivity.

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Reporter : Nuppol Suvansombut Rewriter : Benjamin Rujopakarn National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th

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