Hello My name is Tan. Ratiphat Buakaew . I’m study at Sriyapai School , Chumphon province. Durian in my country is an important cash crop. Durian cultivation requires a lot of water and regularity, and many plastic nursery bags are used. This causes plastic waste and microplastics to contaminate water sources. I want to do this research to help farmers.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
The water problem in my country is the water drought in the summer. Farmers will have a shortage of water to grow their crops. Therefore, it may not be able to cultivate plants in the summer. May cause no agricultural products to feed the people in the communityThis is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:
The nursery bag I researched It will help farmers in cultivating with the least amount of water. To be able to do farming during the dry season without problems
Two-Layer Rubber Biological Nursery Bag with a Coconut Coir Fiber Oasis (RBC Bag) to Retain Water and Maintain Soil Moisture for Durian Seedling Cultivation
Growing durian seedlings using plastic nursery bag requires regular watering because it cannot retain water and moisture, resulting in significant water loss and bring a plastic waste problem in the community. This innovation can solve the problems in water/groundwater management, plastic waste, and agriculture that align with SDGs and Thailand’s Bio-Circular-Green agriculture model. The innovation using rubber and coconut core fiber to process RBC bag can retain water and maintain soil moisture for durian seedling cultivation with 71 percent in 7 days before watering. The production cost was 0.19 USD/piece and it will degrade naturally. The use on farms during the summer can save groundwater 57.14 percent. User satisfaction satisfied with the maximum to high level approximately 5.0 – 4.7.