A stunning sunrise over IRRI’s Long-Term Continuous Cropping Experiment (LTCCE) in Laguna, the Philippines captured by a timelapse camera.
The LTCCE is one of the longest-running agricultural experiments in the world, and the most exciting. The LTCCE, however, wasn’t conceived to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. It measures trends in yield and soil properties over its lifetime as indicators of the sustainability of continuous rice cropping on flooded soil. The data being collected from the LTCCE might not directly resonate with the public, but this experiment could actually answer perhaps the most important question of our time: how shall we produce enough rice for a growing population in a sustainable way? Read the full story below: