1)The 31st Argentine Plant Physiology Meeting 依頼出張、2)マダガスカル共同研究に関わる共同研究推進
Organizers of the 31st Argentine Plant Physiology Meeting (Corrientes 13 - 16 November 2016) invited me to give a keynote presentation with the title “Improving phosphorus efficiency in rice: A strategy targeting complementary efficiency mechanisms”. In addition, I visited two Argentinian research centers and discussed research topics related to nutrient efficiency and rice cultivation.
In Madagascar the rice field season has started and together with local research partners LRI and FOFIFA we started most of the experiments planned for the 2016/17 season. Upland breeding trials were sown at three locations ranging from 1000m - 1300m elevation. In the lowland ecosystem we transplanted two agronomical experiments on nutrient efficiency and nursery management, as well as a breeding trial with Pup1 introgression lines. Finally, we have sown an association panel of 360 rice accessions imported from IRRI, Philippines, in four fields at medium (900m) and high (1290m) elevation.