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ចំណងជើង:
APPLYING SIMULATION TO IMPROVE RICE VARIETIES IN REDUCING THE ON-FARM YIELD GAP IN CAMBODIAN LOWLAND RICE ECOSYSTEMS, by P. L. POULTON, T. VESNA, N. P. DALGLIESH, V. SENG, Volume 51, Issue 2 April 2015, pp. 264-284
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Achieving export growth in rice production from variable rainfed lowland rice ecosystems is at risk if depending on conventional breeding or genetic development alone. Sustained, long-term production requires building adaption capacity of smallholder farmers to better manage the challenges of seasonal climate variability and future climate change. Better understanding of the risks and constraints that farmers face in managing their current cropping system helps develop strategies for improving rice production in Cambodia. System models are now considered valuable assessment tools for evaluating cropping systems performance worldwide but require validation at the local level. This paper presents an evaluation of the APSIM-Oryza model for 15 Cambodian rice varieties under recommended practice. Data from a field experiment in 2011, conducted in a non-limiting water and nutrient environment, are used to calibrate varietal-specific coefficients and model input parameters. An independent dataset is then used to validate the model performance for a ‘real-world’ situation using on-farm data for six rice varieties planted in 54 farmer fields on 32 farms in two villages of Southeastern Cambodia. From this analysis, the APSIM-Oryza model is shown to be an acceptable tool for exploring the mismatch between current on-farm yields and potential production through yield gap analysis and the exploration of cropping system options for smallholder farmers to increase production, adapt to seasonal climate variability and be prepared for potential climate changes.

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Achieving export growth in rice production from variable rainfed lowland rice ecosystems is at risk if depending on conventional breeding or genetic development alone. Sustained, long-term production requires building adaption capacity of smallholder farmers to better manage the challenges of seasonal climate variability and future climate change. Better understanding of the risks and constraints that farmers face in managing their current cropping system helps develop strategies for improving rice production in Cambodia. System models are now considered valuable assessment tools for evaluating cropping systems performance worldwide but require validation at the local level. This paper presents an evaluation of the APSIM-Oryza model for 15 Cambodian rice varieties under recommended practice. Data from a field experiment in 2011, conducted in a non-limiting water and nutrient environment, are used to calibrate varietal-specific coefficients and model input parameters. An independent dataset is then used to validate the model performance for a ‘real-world’ situation using on-farm data for six rice varieties planted in 54 farmer fields on 32 farms in two villages of Southeastern Cambodia. From this analysis, the APSIM-Oryza model is shown to be an acceptable tool for exploring the mismatch between current on-farm yields and potential production through yield gap analysis and the exploration of cropping system options for smallholder farmers to increase production, adapt to seasonal climate variability and be prepared for potential climate changes.

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ចំណងជើង:
Farmers’ Management Practices and Grain Yield of Rice in Response to Different Water Environments in Kamping Puoy Irrigation Rehabilitation Area in Northwest Cambodia, by Yen Thi Bich Nguyen, Akihiko Kamoshita, Yuji Araki & Makara Ouk, Volume 14, 2011 - Issue 4
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The farmers’ management practices and grain yield were examined in the consecutive 4 cropping seasons from wet season rice (WSR) in 2008 to dry season rice (DSR) in 2010 across upstream, midstream and downstream fields, along two secondary drainage canals (located either upstream or downstream side along the main canal) in the Kamping Puoy Irrigation Rehabilitation area (KPIR). In WSR, standing water depth was much deeper in downstream fields where medium and late maturing varieties were planted from May than in upstream fields where early and early medium maturing varieties were planted later (mostly in July and August). In DSR there was less difference in water conditions between upstream and downstream fields and variation in planting and harvesting time was small. As the area percentage of fields where DSR was introduced increased from 2008 (54%) to 2010 (100%), planting time in WSR was later (e.g., from May to July) with declining proportion of dry seeding method and mid-season tillage. Grain yield was low in DSR, particularly in 2010 (287 and 247 g m-2 in 2009 and 2010 on average, respectively), due to insufficient weed control and small amount of fertilizer, and the yield was lowest in fields which practiced DSR for the first time. Grain yield in WSR (286 and 291 g m-2 in 2008 and 2009 respectively) increased by transplanting, use of high yielding Raing Chey variety, and application of a larger amount of N chemical fertilizer. These findings indicated that the agriculture extension support to farmers, particularly in DSR, is a key important factor for rice yield improvement in KPIR.

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Cambodia, Double cropping, Irrigation rehabilitation, Rice, Water distribution

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The farmers’ management practices and grain yield were examined in the consecutive 4 cropping seasons from wet season rice (WSR) in 2008 to dry season rice (DSR) in 2010 across upstream, midstream and downstream fields, along two secondary drainage canals (located either upstream or downstream side along the main canal) in the Kamping Puoy Irrigation Rehabilitation area (KPIR). In WSR, standing water depth was much deeper in downstream fields where medium and late maturing varieties were planted from May than in upstream fields where early and early medium maturing varieties were planted later (mostly in July and August). In DSR there was less difference in water conditions between upstream and downstream fields and variation in planting and harvesting time was small. As the area percentage of fields where DSR was introduced increased from 2008 (54%) to 2010 (100%), planting time in WSR was later (e.g., from May to July) with declining proportion of dry seeding method and mid-season tillage. Grain yield was low in DSR, particularly in 2010 (287 and 247 g m-2 in 2009 and 2010 on average, respectively), due to insufficient weed control and small amount of fertilizer, and the yield was lowest in fields which practiced DSR for the first time. Grain yield in WSR (286 and 291 g m-2 in 2008 and 2009 respectively) increased by transplanting, use of high yielding Raing Chey variety, and application of a larger amount of N chemical fertilizer. These findings indicated that the agriculture extension support to farmers, particularly in DSR, is a key important factor for rice yield improvement in KPIR.

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ចំណងជើង:
Field level damage of deepwater rice by the 2011 Southeast Asian Flood in a flood plain of Tonle Sap Lake, Northwest Cambodia, by Akihiko Kamoshita • Makara Ouk, Paddy Water Environ (2015) 13:455–463
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Abstract
The 2011 flood damaged about 11 % of planting area in Cambodia, but the damaged proportion reached 30 % in Sangke district, Battambang province, located in the flood plains of Tonle Sap Lake. The aim of this study was to characterize completely damaged deepwater rice production due to the flood along the transect from the town-side shallower fields to the lake-side deeper fields. The flooding water from Tonle Sap Lake rose with 7 cm/day in September and October in the deeper fields where floating rice was grown and 8–10 cm/day in October in the shallower fields where lowland rice was grown. The maximum water was recorded on 16 October with 3.2 and 2.0 m at the deepest and shallowest edge fields. The area was characterized as flatness with only 1.2 m elevation differences in 4.3 km distance along the transect. The flooding water took 13.7 h for approaching 100 m distance. Complete recession of flood water was end of November at the shallow edge and at late December in the deep edge in 2011. The flooding duration deeper than 50 cm was 2.5 month and nearly 3 months in the middle zone and deeper floating rice area, respectively. The complete submergence started first in some fields in the middle zone on 12 September, followed by the shallower lowland rice area, and finally in the deep floating rice area by 1 October.

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Floating rice ; Flood damage ; Flood-prone rice ; Rice ecosystem ; Tonle Sap Lake
Abstract
The 2011 flood damaged about 11 % of planting area in Cambodia, but the damaged proportion reached 30 % in Sangke district, Battambang province, located in the flood plains of Tonle Sap Lake. The aim of this study was to characterize completely damaged deepwater rice production due to the flood along the transect from the town-side shallower fields to the lake-side deeper fields. The flooding water from Tonle Sap Lake rose with 7 cm/day in September and October in the deeper fields where floating rice was grown and 8–10 cm/day in October in the shallower fields where lowland rice was grown. The maximum water was recorded on 16 October with 3.2 and 2.0 m at the deepest and shallowest edge fields. The area was characterized as flatness with only 1.2 m elevation differences in 4.3 km distance along the transect. The flooding water took 13.7 h for approaching 100 m distance. Complete recession of flood water was end of November at the shallow edge and at late December in the deep edge in 2011. The flooding duration deeper than 50 cm was 2.5 month and nearly 3 months in the middle zone and deeper floating rice area, respectively. The complete submergence started first in some fields in the middle zone on 12 September, followed by the shallower lowland rice area, and finally in the deep floating rice area by 1 October.

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ចំណងជើង:
Increased productivity of rainfed lowland rice cropping systems of the Mekong region, by Shu Fukai, Makara Ouk, Crop & Pasture Science, 2012, 63, 944–973
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Rice in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia (the Mekong region) is grown mostly as a mono crop once a year in the wet season in the rainfed lowlands. Some lowland areas have access to irrigation water, and rice double cropping is practised while non-rice crops are grown in a limited area in the dry season after harvesting wet season rice. In all cases wet season rice is grown mostly for subsistence under rainfed with low input, and combined with low soil fertility and frequent occurrence of drought, the yield is generally low with a mean of 2.5 t/ha and the yield increase was slow in recent years. More recently demand for labour in the regional centres has caused labour shortages in the rural area and rice crops may not be managed in the traditional manner such as the practice of manually transplanting of rice seedlings. For the last two decades research efforts have been made to minimise the adverse effect of abiotic factors and to meet the changing nature of the socioeconomic environment, resulting in increased understanding of factors determining productivity of rainfed lowland rice and the cropping systems based on it. This review describes such achievements in five sections – water environment characterisation to quantify drought problems, soil environment and fertiliser management, direct seeding to develop technology to cope with the labour shortage, variety improvement for rainfed lowland rice in drought-prone environment, and crop intensification and diversification that shift practices from traditional subsistence agriculture to more market-oriented agriculture. Each section is concluded with issues for future research need. The last section of the paper describes future research challenges for the rainfed rice-based lowland cropping systems in the Mekong region and possible implication on rainfed lowland rice system on other regions.

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cropping system, direct seeding, drought, rainfed lowland rice, rice breeding, soil fertility.
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Rice in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia (the Mekong region) is grown mostly as a mono crop once a year in the wet season in the rainfed lowlands. Some lowland areas have access to irrigation water, and rice double cropping is practised while non-rice crops are grown in a limited area in the dry season after harvesting wet season rice. In all cases wet season rice is grown mostly for subsistence under rainfed with low input, and combined with low soil fertility and frequent occurrence of drought, the yield is generally low with a mean of 2.5 t/ha and the yield increase was slow in recent years. More recently demand for labour in the regional centres has caused labour shortages in the rural area and rice crops may not be managed in the traditional manner such as the practice of manually transplanting of rice seedlings. For the last two decades research efforts have been made to minimise the adverse effect of abiotic factors and to meet the changing nature of the socioeconomic environment, resulting in increased understanding of factors determining productivity of rainfed lowland rice and the cropping systems based on it. This review describes such achievements in five sections – water environment characterisation to quantify drought problems, soil environment and fertiliser management, direct seeding to develop technology to cope with the labour shortage, variety improvement for rainfed lowland rice in drought-prone environment, and crop intensification and diversification that shift practices from traditional subsistence agriculture to more market-oriented agriculture. Each section is concluded with issues for future research need. The last section of the paper describes future research challenges for the rainfed rice-based lowland cropping systems in the Mekong region and possible implication on rainfed lowland rice system on other regions.

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ចំណងជើង:
Farmers’ perceptions on cassava cultivation in Cambodia, by U. Sopheap, A. Patanothaiand T.M. Aye, KHON KAEN AGR. J. 39 : 279-294 (2011).
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Cassava is one of the most important upland crops of Cambodia. While improved technologies are needed for sustainable production of the crop, their adoption depends on how farmers view cassava against other crops. The objective of this study was to assess the perception of Cambodian farmers on growing cassava, relative to other upland crops. The study was conducted in Kampong Cham province in Northeast Cambodia which has the largest cassava production area in the country. Secondary data on production and price of cassava and other crops were collected, and 45 households in four cassava production zones were interviewed to obtain information on farmer's perceptions on cassava and other crops. The results showed that production of cassava and other upland crops in Cambodia has increased substantially during recent years, reflecting increased market demand and improved prices. Farmers in the study area in Kampong Cham province regard rice and cassava as their priority crops, and have a greater preference for growing them than other crops, including maize, soybean, mungbean, peanut, sesame and rubber. Rice, however, is grown mainly for domestic consumption, while cassava is grown as a source of cash income. The marketing aspects of the crop, i.e., good price and easy to sell, were the most important considerations for farmers' strong preference for cassava relative to other upland crops. With the current trend of favorable marketing conditions, cassava production in Cambodia is anticipated to expand further, while farmers are also likely to adopt improved technologies that will sustain or improve their cassava yields, even if involving extra input costs. These findings can potentially be used as a basis for the further development and extension of technologies for sustainable production of cassava in Cambodia.

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Cassava production, upland crops, farmers’ preference, farmers’ attitude, technology adoption.
Abstract
Cassava is one of the most important upland crops of Cambodia. While improved technologies are needed for sustainable production of the crop, their adoption depends on how farmers view cassava against other crops. The objective of this study was to assess the perception of Cambodian farmers on growing cassava, relative to other upland crops. The study was conducted in Kampong Cham province in Northeast Cambodia which has the largest cassava production area in the country. Secondary data on production and price of cassava and other crops were collected, and 45 households in four cassava production zones were interviewed to obtain information on farmer's perceptions on cassava and other crops. The results showed that production of cassava and other upland crops in Cambodia has increased substantially during recent years, reflecting increased market demand and improved prices. Farmers in the study area in Kampong Cham province regard rice and cassava as their priority crops, and have a greater preference for growing them than other crops, including maize, soybean, mungbean, peanut, sesame and rubber. Rice, however, is grown mainly for domestic consumption, while cassava is grown as a source of cash income. The marketing aspects of the crop, i.e., good price and easy to sell, were the most important considerations for farmers' strong preference for cassava relative to other upland crops. With the current trend of favorable marketing conditions, cassava production in Cambodia is anticipated to expand further, while farmers are also likely to adopt improved technologies that will sustain or improve their cassava yields, even if involving extra input costs. These findings can potentially be used as a basis for the further development and extension of technologies for sustainable production of cassava in Cambodia.

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ចំណងជើង:
Unveiling constraints to cassava production in Cambodia: An analysis from farmers’ yield variations, by U. Sopheap; A. Patanothai; T.M. Aye, Article 2, Volume 6, Issue 4, Autumn 2012, Page 409-428
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Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is currently the most important upland crop of Cambodia, but information on yield variations and causal factors which is important for efficiently targeting efforts to increase production is still lacking. The objectives of this study were to determine the yield variations and causal factors for cassava production in Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. Forty five households in four production zones were selected for the study. A farm survey employing semi-structured interviews, combined with field visits, were used for the collection of information on farmers' practices in cassava cultivation, while crop cutting was done to provide estimates of cassava yields. The data were analyzed for yield variations, yield gaps and causal factors. The results showed large variations in yield among farmers' fields, ranging from 12.7 to 37.2 t ha -1. The fields were divided into five yield categories, with the mean yields of the lower four categories ranging from 76.0 to 34.2% of the maximum yields, with corresponding yield gaps ranging from 8.9 to 24.4 t ha -1. The main yield constraints identified were soil nutrient deficits, short crop duration and weed competition. The highest yielding fields had no production constraints, but the number and/or the level of constraints increased in fields with lower crop yields. However, for different fields with similar yield levels, the main production constraints sometimes differed. The results clearly indicated that there are opportunities for yield improvement and narrowing of yield gaps through the adoption of field specific improved technologies and management practices.

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Keywords: Yield gap; Yield limiting factors; Cassava cultivation; Production constraints; crop management
Abstract
Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is currently the most important upland crop of Cambodia, but information on yield variations and causal factors which is important for efficiently targeting efforts to increase production is still lacking. The objectives of this study were to determine the yield variations and causal factors for cassava production in Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. Forty five households in four production zones were selected for the study. A farm survey employing semi-structured interviews, combined with field visits, were used for the collection of information on farmers' practices in cassava cultivation, while crop cutting was done to provide estimates of cassava yields. The data were analyzed for yield variations, yield gaps and causal factors. The results showed large variations in yield among farmers' fields, ranging from 12.7 to 37.2 t ha -1. The fields were divided into five yield categories, with the mean yields of the lower four categories ranging from 76.0 to 34.2% of the maximum yields, with corresponding yield gaps ranging from 8.9 to 24.4 t ha -1. The main yield constraints identified were soil nutrient deficits, short crop duration and weed competition. The highest yielding fields had no production constraints, but the number and/or the level of constraints increased in fields with lower crop yields. However, for different fields with similar yield levels, the main production constraints sometimes differed. The results clearly indicated that there are opportunities for yield improvement and narrowing of yield gaps through the adoption of field specific improved technologies and management practices.

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ចំណងជើង:
Pathogenicity of Rice Blast (Pyricularia oryzae Cavara) Isolates from Cambodia, by Yoshimichi FUKUTA, Ikumi KOGA, Tochi UNG, Khay SATHYA, Akiko KAWASAKI-TANAKA, Yohei KOIDE, Nobuya KOBAYASHI, Mitsuhiro OBARA, Hun YADANA, Nagao HAYASHI,
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The evaluation of a total of 122 blast (Pyricularia oryzae Cavara) isolates collected from the Tonle Sap and Mekong river regions of Cambodia revealed wide variation. Using a new designation system, the blast isolates were categorized into 92 races based on the reaction patterns of rice (Oryza sativa L.) differential varieties (DVs) harboring 23 resistance genes and of 1 susceptible cultivar, Lijiangxintuanheigu (LTH). Cluster analysis was used to classify the blast isolates into 3 groups — I, IIa, and IIb — using data from these reaction patterns of the DVs and LTH. We used the classifications established under the new designation system, alongside cluster analysis and the geographical distribution of blast isolates, to investigate the diversity and differentiation of blast races in the Tonle Sap and Mekong river regions. The distributions of the blast races differed between the 2 regions, although blast isolates of group IIa were distributed commonly in both regions and groups I and IIb occurred at higher frequencies in the Tonle Sap region rather than the Mekong region. The blast isolates in groups I and IIb were also less diverse than those in group IIa. Accordingly, Group II blast isolates overall were distributed in both regions with high diversity, but some modified blast isolates were additionally distributed in the Tonle Sap region. We also investigated the pathogenicities of blast isolates from wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff) weeds neighboring the cultivated rice, and discuss the relationship between these isolates and those from cultivated rice.

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cluster analysis, differential variety, diversity, pathotype, resistance gene
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The evaluation of a total of 122 blast (Pyricularia oryzae Cavara) isolates collected from the Tonle Sap and Mekong river regions of Cambodia revealed wide variation. Using a new designation system, the blast isolates were categorized into 92 races based on the reaction patterns of rice (Oryza sativa L.) differential varieties (DVs) harboring 23 resistance genes and of 1 susceptible cultivar, Lijiangxintuanheigu (LTH). Cluster analysis was used to classify the blast isolates into 3 groups — I, IIa, and IIb — using data from these reaction patterns of the DVs and LTH. We used the classifications established under the new designation system, alongside cluster analysis and the geographical distribution of blast isolates, to investigate the diversity and differentiation of blast races in the Tonle Sap and Mekong river regions. The distributions of the blast races differed between the 2 regions, although blast isolates of group IIa were distributed commonly in both regions and groups I and IIb occurred at higher frequencies in the Tonle Sap region rather than the Mekong region. The blast isolates in groups I and IIb were also less diverse than those in group IIa. Accordingly, Group II blast isolates overall were distributed in both regions with high diversity, but some modified blast isolates were additionally distributed in the Tonle Sap region. We also investigated the pathogenicities of blast isolates from wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff) weeds neighboring the cultivated rice, and discuss the relationship between these isolates and those from cultivated rice.

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ចំណងជើង:
Analysis of major constraints and opportunities of chilli and tomato for off-season production and their marketing in Kampot Province, Cambodia, by SINATH SREY, MASTER OF AGRIBUSINESS, 2013
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ចំណងជើង:
Resilience of Cambodian lowland rice farming systems to future climate uncertainty, by P.L. Poulton, N.P. Dalgliesh, S. Vang, C.H. Roth, Field Crops Research 198 (2016) 160–170
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Rice production is the major source of food security in Cambodia where 85% of the total arable land is cultivated to rice with traditional transplanted medium and later maturity varieties accounting for >70% of the plantings during the monsoon period. Climate change poses risks and opportunities to the sus- tained productivity of rice based farming systems in Cambodia. The objective of this study is to evaluate adaptation strategies that support the replacement of traditional low input systems with a ‘response’ farming approach for better temporal utilisation of available labour, land and water resources. Options include replacing a traditional transplanted crop with short duration varieties, more efficient crop estab- lishment methods and better agronomic and fertiliser management that responds to timing, intensity and longevity of the monsoon and has potential to mitigate effects of current and future climate variabil- ity. To achieve this, we apply the APSIM farming systems model to evaluate how adaptation options for smallholder farmers can increase or maintain overall productivity within present day climate variability and future climates, using downscaled GCM baseline and 2030 climate scenarios. To extend beyond the 2030 climate change scenarios, we also assess production risk from an increase in ambient air temper- ature of 1.4–4.3 ◦C, atmospheric CO2 concentration of 545–885 ppm and variation in rainfall, for rainfed and irrigated systems to 2090. Modelled scenarios indicate a yield response to elevated CO2 of 17.5% at a concentration of 680 ppm for current temperature and rainfall and are consistent with established physiological effects of CO2 on crop yields. In response to temperature, yields decreased by 4% per degree increase from an average annual baseline temperature of 28 ◦C. Adaptation strategies involving deploy- ment of short duration rice varieties, in conjunction with direct seeding and better N management, indicate comparable and improved production can be achieved to 2030 under likely future climate pro- jections. However, beyond 2030, the distribution and timing of rainfall has a significant influence on rainfed lowland rice in Cambodia. In this case a more transformational approach involving widespread provision of irrigation water will be required to offset climate change impacts.

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APSIM Climate change Response farming Cambodia Rice
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Rice production is the major source of food security in Cambodia where 85% of the total arable land is cultivated to rice with traditional transplanted medium and later maturity varieties accounting for >70% of the plantings during the monsoon period. Climate change poses risks and opportunities to the sus- tained productivity of rice based farming systems in Cambodia. The objective of this study is to evaluate adaptation strategies that support the replacement of traditional low input systems with a ‘response’ farming approach for better temporal utilisation of available labour, land and water resources. Options include replacing a traditional transplanted crop with short duration varieties, more efficient crop estab- lishment methods and better agronomic and fertiliser management that responds to timing, intensity and longevity of the monsoon and has potential to mitigate effects of current and future climate variabil- ity. To achieve this, we apply the APSIM farming systems model to evaluate how adaptation options for smallholder farmers can increase or maintain overall productivity within present day climate variability and future climates, using downscaled GCM baseline and 2030 climate scenarios. To extend beyond the 2030 climate change scenarios, we also assess production risk from an increase in ambient air temper- ature of 1.4–4.3 ◦C, atmospheric CO2 concentration of 545–885 ppm and variation in rainfall, for rainfed and irrigated systems to 2090. Modelled scenarios indicate a yield response to elevated CO2 of 17.5% at a concentration of 680 ppm for current temperature and rainfall and are consistent with established physiological effects of CO2 on crop yields. In response to temperature, yields decreased by 4% per degree increase from an average annual baseline temperature of 28 ◦C. Adaptation strategies involving deploy- ment of short duration rice varieties, in conjunction with direct seeding and better N management, indicate comparable and improved production can be achieved to 2030 under likely future climate pro- jections. However, beyond 2030, the distribution and timing of rainfall has a significant influence on rainfed lowland rice in Cambodia. In this case a more transformational approach involving widespread provision of irrigation water will be required to offset climate change impacts.

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ចំណងជើង:
Resistance to Sri Lankan Cassava MosaicVirus (SLCMV) in Genetically Engineered Cassava cv. KU50 through RNA Silencing, by Valentine Otang Ntui, Kynet Kong, Raham Sher Khan, Tomoko Igawa, Gnanaguru Janaky Janavi , Ramalingam Rabindran, Ikuo Nakamura , Masahiro Mii, PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0120551 April 22, 2015
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Cassava ranks fifth among the starch producing crops of the world, its annual bioethanol yield is higher than for any other crop. Cassava cultivar KU50, the most widely grown culti- var for non-food purposes is susceptible to Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus (SLCMV). The objective of this work was to engineer resistance to SLCMV by RNA interference (RNAi) in order to increase biomass yield, an important aspect for bioethanol production. Here, we produced transgenic KU50 lines expressing dsRNA homologous to the region between the AV2 and AV1 of DNA A of SLCMV. High level expression of dsRNA of SLCMV did not in- duce any growth abnormality in the transgenic plants. Transgenic lines displayed high lev- els of resistance to SLCMV compared to the wild-type plants and no virus load could be detected in uninoculated new leaves of the infected resistant lines after PCR amplification and RT-PCR analysis. The agronomic performance of the transgenic lines was unimpaired after inoculation with the virus as the plants presented similar growth when compared to the mock inoculated control plants and revealed no apparent reduction in the amount and weight of tubers produced. We show that the resistance is correlated with post-transcription- al gene silencing because of the production of transgene specific siRNA. The results dem- onstrate that transgenic lines exhibited high levels of resistance to SLCMV. This resistance coupled with the desirable yield components in the transgenic lines makes them better can- didates for exploitation in the production of biomass as well as bioethanol.

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Cassava ranks fifth among the starch producing crops of the world, its annual bioethanol yield is higher than for any other crop. Cassava cultivar KU50, the most widely grown culti- var for non-food purposes is susceptible to Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus (SLCMV). The objective of this work was to engineer resistance to SLCMV by RNA interference (RNAi) in order to increase biomass yield, an important aspect for bioethanol production. Here, we produced transgenic KU50 lines expressing dsRNA homologous to the region between the AV2 and AV1 of DNA A of SLCMV. High level expression of dsRNA of SLCMV did not in- duce any growth abnormality in the transgenic plants. Transgenic lines displayed high lev- els of resistance to SLCMV compared to the wild-type plants and no virus load could be detected in uninoculated new leaves of the infected resistant lines after PCR amplification and RT-PCR analysis. The agronomic performance of the transgenic lines was unimpaired after inoculation with the virus as the plants presented similar growth when compared to the mock inoculated control plants and revealed no apparent reduction in the amount and weight of tubers produced. We show that the resistance is correlated with post-transcription- al gene silencing because of the production of transgene specific siRNA. The results dem- onstrate that transgenic lines exhibited high levels of resistance to SLCMV. This resistance coupled with the desirable yield components in the transgenic lines makes them better can- didates for exploitation in the production of biomass as well as bioethanol.

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