Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn yesterday visited the demonstration farms in the compound of the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy in Nakhon Nayok province to observe the progress of His Majesty the King’s project to turn wasteland into agricultural plantations.
According to the National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT), Her Royal Highness was on this occasion briefed on the result of last year’s planting of Pathumthani 1 rice strain on the 8-rai demonstration plot which had yielded 1,500 kilograms of rice. Their seeds were distributed as parent seeds to farmers in the province.
After the briefing, Her Royal Highness also grew rice seedlings using a rice tractor. Produce from the demonstration field is partly used in the preparation of meals for the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy cadets. The plot also serves as a learning site on efficient organic rice farming for local farmers and interested public.