The award, which consists of a plaque, certificate and a cash award of
Japanese Yen 100,000.00, was presented by Prof. Tai-cheol Kim,
President of PAWEES. Awards are granted to authors for publishing an
original article of extraordinary significance in the journal ‘Paddy
and Water Environment’ during a twelve-month period. A nomination
committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief nominates the candidates,
following which every editor evaluates the nominated papers.
The paper titled ‘Rice root growth and physiological responses to SRI
water management and implications for crop productivity’ is coauthored
with Prof. Vilas M Salokhe. It reports on research findings on rice
root responses while applying System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
water management principles under semi-field and field conditions,
along with variations in plant density and microbial density in the
soil. The paper considers the relevance of exploiting roots’ potential
for plasticity to enhance crop productivity, in the context of
impending water constraints and effects of climate change.
The paper can be downloaded at this link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10333-010-0240-4.
Details about previous award recipients are available at this link: http://pawees.net/?page_id=37.