Visit to RRDI, Batalagoda

Date:               20th March 2013

Place:               Rice Research and Development Institute, Batalagoda

Time:               9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.

Participants:    Sewwandhi Chandrasekara and Yasas Harischandra of FECT

Purpose:          Meeting Mr. Gunadasa and other necessary contacts at RRDI

The main objective of the visit is to get applied knowledge on rice farming from the experts at RRDI.

Meeting with Mr. Gunadasa

Mr. Gunadasa explained on the rice phenology and durations for the each stage in the rice cultivation. However, he mentioned that RRDI does not own phonological data for the cultivars released from the RRDI. These data available with the breeder or the researcher existed on past.

Mr. Gunadasa explaining the phenology for rice cultivars

Mr. Gunadasa explaining the phenology for rice cultivars

Meeting with Mr. S.W. Abeysekara (Deputy Director – Research RRDI)

He also mentioned the same statement gave by Mr. Gunadasa.

Meeting with Mr. Champa and Ms. Srikanth

They provided necessary knowledge regarding the seed size of the cultivars

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