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					History of Thai Silk

         Both discoveries of the scarp of silk fabric found attached to a prehistoric bronze bracelet
dating back 2,400-3,500 years at Ban Chaing, Udonthani province and the scarp of silk fabric
found at Ban Na Di in the same province strongly indicated that sericulture of Thailand might be
on going over 3000 years. However, in 1973 archaeological discoveries of Mrs Pattasi
Tungkasamitr ‘s house at Ban Chiang found only the asbestos without having the trace of silk
fabric.
         Because of the complexity of the historic evidences of Thai Silk origin between from
within the country or heritage from the other countries, archaeologists noted that Thai native silk
worms had been fed up until now, in particular at the northeast of the country. The types of Thai
native silk worm were non hibernation which could be hatched several times a year. The cocoon
size was very small with yellow colour. In addition, the variety of silk worm characteristics and
the process of silk worm feeding both were similar to the South China, Vietnam, Laos and
Cambodia suggesting that silk technology had been moved from along Mekong River of South
China to Thailand.
         The development of Thai silk having trade with China has been started from SukhoThai,
Ayutthaya to Rattanakosin period. In the past, silk fabric was the symbolic of rank and society
status of the people by using its types, colour and design as the indicators. In the reign of the
King Rama II, there was a Vientiane nobility name as Mr. Lae (later be kind enough to as Phya
Lae or Khun Pol Phakdi) the Governor of Chaiyabhum city had brought the Laotians who had the
experiences on the silk worm feeding, silk reeling and silk woven to settle down at Ban Noen
Oom (Chaiyabhum city). That was understandable that silk proceeding had been distributed
throughout the Esan region.
         Sericulture was prevalent during the reign of the King Rama V. in 1902; Thai
Government hired Dr. Kamataro Toyama from the Kyoto University to be the specialist and
advisor on the sericulture. Then Silk Craftsmen Division was established under Dr. Toyama as
the director. Next, in 1903: the Department of Silk Craftsmen was established under the
directorship by Prince Phenpattanaphong. The Department of Silk Craftsmen was combined from
3 divisions as Producing Division, Husbandry Division and Silk Craftsmen Division. These early
steps marked the beginning of rapid sericulture development of the country. For examples, there
was a class for sericulture in Dusit Palace. And then the Department of Silk Craftsmen School
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was set up at Pathumwan on 16th January 1904 to publicize on the sericulture techniques and to
build the specialists on this matter. Prince Phenpattanaphong had been working until the prince
passed away on the 11th November 1909. And one year later, the King Rama V passed away on
23rd October 1910. Therefore, the silk production gradually decreased.
         In 1935the Government came back to settle the sericulture again under Luang
Suwanvachokkasikit general director of the Department of Agriculture and Fishery. In 1936; Silk
Reeling Mill was established at Nakornratchasima province under the Ministry of Economic
because the expectation of silk products would be the main merchandise in the future. In 1938;
Silk Feeding Extension Station was set up at Pakchong, Nakornratchasima province in order to
research the sericulture field. Then, a large number of Silk Feeding Extension Stations were set
up at Nong Kai, Huay Kaew and Budhthaisong all under Plant Breeding Division. In 1950; there
were new Silk Feeding Extension Stations at Roi-et province and in 1958 at Ubonratchathani
province. However, Silk Feeding Extension Station at Pakchong and Huay Kaew were cancelled.
In 1969; Japan Government had sent Dr. Sanosukae Omura with the four experts to set up the
researches on the sericulture, silk worm egg producing, mulberry pest and silk reeling at
Sericulture Research and Training Nakornratchasima Center (presently as The Queen Sirikit
Sericulture Center(Nakornratchasima)) with the four networks at Udonthani, KhonKaen,
Mukdaharn and Ubonratchathani province by taking the responsibilities on the silk worm egg
producing and to promote on producing wrap and weft silk thread. That was the progressiveness
of Thai Silk. Also it was the first time that Thailand could produce the weft silk thread.
         Sericulture development has started seriously again when Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit
had a thought to bring the farmer having regularly annual income. In addition, Her Majesty the
Queen herself favors wearing Thai Silk since Her Majesty the Queen had taken the position of
related royal family Sirikit Kittiyakorn . Consequently, with strong determination, Her Majesty
the Queen expressed her royal concerns for Thai Silk as the nation cultural heritage. Therefore,
Her Majesty graciously granted the establishment of the SUPPORT FOUNDATION under royal
patronage on 21th July 1976. Her Majesty became the leader by the beauty and values of Thai
Silk textiles. Her Majesty decided to attired in Thai and Western style depending the occasion.
Moreover, Her Majesty persuaded her king’s servants and people in general turned to use the
native Thai silk. That caused the farmer made more profit income.
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The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture

         Sericulture had been tightly interwoven with the flock culture for more than 1000 years
and become to be a symbolic of Thai culture. Therefore, it is worth preserving its unique
charming quality as Thai cultural heritage for future generations. On 19th January 1999, Her
Majesty once said ‛Besides the sericulture is the part time work of the farmers, it has been the old
Thai tradition for long time. Therefore, whether Thailand’s economic is fluctuated or not, the
sericulture career must go on.‛ ‚SUPPORT‛ signifies the determination to help the Thai people
and the inspiration to enhance Thai handicrafts. Her Majesty Queen Sirikit graciously granted the
establishment of the SUPPORT Foundation under the royal patronage with the donation made by
royal retainers and other philanthropists. This foundation will completely promote the sericulture.
In addition, ‚SUPPORT Foundation‛, the place producing Thai silk, makes famous for the
country. Subsequently, at 19th Congress of the International Sericulture in Bangkok Thailand on
21 September 2002, the International Sericulture Commission presented Her Majesty with the
Louis Pasteur Award in recognition of Her Majesty’s invaluable contributions to the conservation
and production development of Thai silk to be world famous.
         Although Her Majesty’s intention to conserve and restore on the sericulture of the
country with sustainable and high potential to be able to compete to the other countries, the
country is in lack of the host to integrate completely sericulture. Hence, the Religion
Commission, Arts and Cultures, and House of Parliaments had an agreement to set up the Queen
Sirikit Sericulture Nakhonratchasima Building as the center on entirely research and development
in sericulture on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 6 cycles Birthday Anniversary, 12th
August 2004. That was the one of the strategies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
under the Office of Permanent Secretary. Its status was equal to the Department. For its
manpower and financial were transferred from all silk-related offices (such as Department of
Agriculture and Department of Agriculture and Extension) to be a single agency. Then, on the 3
rd August 2002 the cabinet had an agreement to set up the Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture
under the Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Also, ‚the
Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture‛ has been graciously named by Her Majesty the Queen
Sirikit on the 20th May 2002. Next, 10th August 2002, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
had announced the Law of Ministry on the structure of the Office of Permanent Secretary,
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Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives on the government gazette vol. 122 section 65A page
23 on 11th August 2002 as the followings:

    1. Institution Name          : The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture.
    2. Under                     : Office of Permanet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and
                                 Cooperatives
    3. Location                  : Sericulture Research Institute (Former) Department of
                                 Agriculture Chatuchak Bangkok 10900
    4. Organization Structure: comprises 6 Groups, 1 Center, 5 Regional Offices, and 21
        Queen Sirikit Sericulture Centers
                         4.1 Administration Group
                         4.2 Sericulture ProductResearch and Development Group
                         4.3 Sericulture Research and Development Group
                         4.4 Economic and Marketing Group
                         4.5 Sericulture Conservation and Protection Group
                         4.6 Technology Transfer and Extension Group
        One Center is Information Technology Center
Five Regional Offices as 1. Northern Part (Phrae), 2. Central Part (Kanchanaburi), 3. Southern
Part (Chumporn), 4. Northeastern Upper Part (Udonthani), 5. Northeastern Lower Part
(NakhonRatchasima)
        21 Queen Sirikit Sericulture Centers as Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae), (Nan),
    (Chiangmai), (Tak), (Kanchanaburi), (Saraburi), (Chumporn), (Narathiwat), (Chayabhum),
    (Ubonratchathani), (Surin), (Udonthani), (Nongkhai), (Sakolnakorn), (Loei), (Mukdahan),
    (KhonKaen), (Roi-et), (NakhonRatchasima),(Surin), (Sisaket), and (Burirum)

        5. Background
                  5.1 To pay tribute to the King Rama V who set up Silk Craft Man Department
                  5.2 To commemorate Her Majesty the Queen who contributes to the handcraft
and to preserve and develop Thai Silk to be world famous, on the occasion of the Grand
Celebration for Her Majesty the Queen 72 th Birtday Anniversary
                  5.3 To integrate the roles of the agency by taken completely in the
responsibilities of sericulture
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                  5.4 To plan the guide line of the silk product and its marketing by collection the
data from world silk and its situations, to be the main center to set the silk standard and products
for the international acceptation
                  5.5 To increase the efficiency and the potential of silk products in both family
and industry levels
                  5.6 To make the sericulture work with unity and completely
                  5.7 To be the center in conservation of Thai silkworm germplasm and Thai local
wisdom on silk yarn dyeing with natural dye and Thai textile design including history of Thai
culture in silk development
                  5.8 To set the fundamental in producing the strong silkworm in order to
sufficiently increase the potential in silk production demand and be ready to take account in the
Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
                  5.9 To make strength for the agency by being the secretary of the National
Sericulture Committee to activate the plans, projects, strategies, missions and activities following
to the policy of the National Sericulture Committee

         6. Human resources Financial and Durable articles
                 Human resources: transferred from former Sericulture Research Institute, 4
Sericulture Research Centers, 13 Technical and Production Resource Service Centers
(Sericulture) under Department of Agriculture and Sericulture Production Promotion Group and 9
Sericultural Extension Centers and Bureau of Agricultural Commodities Promotion and
Management under Department of Agriculture and Extension in total about 2,120 persons
                 Financial and Durable articles : from the government

         7. Responsibilities
                  7.1 Plan and Develop in sericulture following to the policy of the National
Sericulture Committee
                  7.2 Study, Analyze, Research and Develop in sericulture to reach the
international standard and to promote the sericulture career
                  7.3 Study, Analyze, Research and Develop in sericulture economic and
marketing
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                  7.4 Study, Analyze, Research and Develop in sericulture production and its
applied
                  7.5 Recommendation and Technology transferred to the farmers, private sectors
and related silk offices
                  7.6 To conserve and protect Thai Silk
                  7.7 To be the Information Technology Center on sericulture
                  7.8 To certify and investigate the standard of silk and silk production
                  7.9 To play the roles following to National Sericulture Committee’s meeting
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          8. Organisation Structure

          8.1 Administration Group takes the roles as the followings:

                  To be the secretary of the National Sericultural Committee
                  To follow and evaluate on the sericulture researches
                  To do the administrative and financial of the institute and etc.

        8.2 Sericultural Production Research and Development Group takes the roles as the
followings:

                  To make the scope and plan on the sericulture production research
                  To research and develop technology in sericulture applied and packaging
                  To research and analyze for setting the standard of the products incorporated
                  with the related silk offices

          8.3 Sericulture Research and Development Group takes the roles as the followings:

                  To make a scope on the sericulture research and technology
                  To study and research on the mulberry and silkworm varieties
                  To study and research on the mulberry and silkworm genetic collection
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                To integrate the sericulture researches with the related silk offices

        8.4 Economic and Marketing Group take the roles as the followings:

                To study and analyze for advising to develop the sericulture strategies
                To study, analyze and follow the situation of sericulture of the country and the
                world
                To analyze and promote the silk market and its product of the country and the
                world
                To incorporate and negotiate on the discipline and economic of sericulture
                between the countries

        8.5 Sericultural Conservation and Protection Group takes the roles as the followings:

                To conserve and protect Thai silk
                To promote the local wisdom on the sericulture work
                To campaign and promote the Thai silk
                To follow the Majesty the Queen’s Royally-Initiated projects
                To set the Thai Sericultural Museum

        8.6 Technology Transfer and Extension Group

                To specify the scope and planning in the sericultural extension and promotion
                To study and develop the technology transfer technique
                To develop the module of the technology transfer including packaging
                To campaign and make public relation on the technology of sericulture
production
                   To incorporate the work on the technology transfer and its promotion with the
related silk offices

        Information Technology Center takes responsibility on the
                Data collection and development on the information technology
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            News distribution services on the sericulture

    Five Regional Offices as
    1. Northern Part (Phrae),
    2. Central Part (Kanchanaburi),
    3. Southern Part (Chumporn),
    4. Northeastern Upper Part (Udonthani),
    5. Northeastern Lower Part (NakhonRatchasima)
    Which take responsibility on the to be the main center in administration, study, research,
    promotion and extension in each region

    21 Queen Sirikit Sericulture Centers as Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae), (Nan),
(Chiangmai), (Tak), (Kanchanaburi), (Saraburi), (Chumporn), (Narathiwat), (Chayabhum),
(Ubonratchathani), (Surin), (Udonthani), (Nongkhai), (Sakolnakorn), (Loei), (Mukdahan),
(KhonKaen), (Roi-et), (NakhonRatchasima),(Surin), (Sisaket), and (Burirum) which take the
responsibility on :

    To study, research and develop on the mulberry variety silk variety applied product and
packaging
    To promote and develop local sericulture career
    To be the center of training and technology transfer
    To be the consultant and give the recommendation on the sericulture technique
    To be the center service on the marketing
    To be the negotiation center on the sericulture and its product
    To investigate the standard of sericulture products
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                         Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center(Saraburi)

Background
In 2003, the government had an agreement on setting up the Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture
under the Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives which
combined from all related-silk offices (Department of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture
and Extension). Therefore, at the present, the former Sericulture Production Promotion Saraburi
province had been newly named as Queen Sirikit Sericulture (Saraburi).

Location
The Queen Sirikit Sericulture (Saraburi) is located at Na Phalarn sub-district, Chalermphakiat
district, Saraburi province. The office is 110 kilometers north from Bangkok. It covers an area of
about 500 hectares which was contributed from the Royal Forestry Department.

Topography and Land use
The topography is characterized by rolling and undulating hills with the slope of 3-10%. It is
marked by clay and heavy weathered rock with laterite bed in the upper part. The soil is shallow
and the lower level is lime stone deposite. The ground water is about 40 meters depth with the
amount of water is 5-10 cubic meters /cm. The main soil series are covered with 97 % of Muak
Lek series and 3 % of Korat soil series. The area lies generally at 89-112 meters above sea level.
The average temperature is 28.4 OC with the relative humidity of 70.8%. The average rain fall is
1,060.6 mm.

                                Type of Land use (500 hectares)
1. Mulberry plantation areas                            250        hectares
2. Buildings                                            100        hectares
3. Natural dyeing plants and herbal plants                25        hectares
4. Ponds, Road, Forest etc.                             125        hectares
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Number of farmers and areas responsibility

There are 273 families which have sericulture work as an part time career. So the mulberry
plantation area are covered about 4516.25 hectares.
There are 16 provinces which are in charged by the Queen Sirikit Sericulture (Saraburi) as the
followings:
Province                 Number of family
1. Saraburi                         10
2. Uthaithani                       29
3. Nakhonsawan                      27
4. Singburi                         10
5. Chainat                           5
6. Lopburi                           4
7. Chacheongsao                    111
8. Chonburi                         11
9. Chanthaburi                      23
10. Rayong                          18
11.Trad                              5
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                             The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae)

Background

Sericulture Research Phrae Center was set up in 1988, which was under the Department of
Agriculture. Its responsibilities were to study and research on the sericulture discipline and to
develop the sericulture career for the farmers who live in the north of Thailand. In 2005, the
name of the center name was changed to The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae) under
directly to The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture that was under the Office of Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

Location

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae) is situated on the Uttaraditr - Denchai Road,
Denchai district Phrae province which is far from the province about 20 kilometers.

Boundary

The north is next to Fire Phrae Control Center
The south is next to Ban Mae Puak
The east is next to High Power Electricity Post
The west is next to Uttaraditr - Denchai Road

Topography and Land Uses

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae) covers an area of hectare. The topography is hilly
with the slope of 12-35%. The area lines generally at 160-190 meters above sea level. The
ground water is 1.5 meters depth. The average of maximum temperature is 41oC whilst the
lowest is 4 o C. The annual rainfall is about 54.24 inches.

Types of Land Uses
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Buildings
Experimental Research areas
Mulberry plantation for breeding
Etc

The roles of The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae)

1.
2.
3.
4.
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                               The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Nan)

Background
In the past the center was named as Mulberry Extension Center Region 7 which was first set up in
1995 to solve the poverty of Nan farmers who were the poorest in the north region of the country.
This center was first under the Horticulture Extension division Department of Agriculture and
Extension. The main roles of the center to produce the mulberry stock and silk worm egg for
support the farmer, to run a workshop on the sericulture for the farmers in the upper part of the
North of Thailand. In 2002, the named was changed as the Technical and Production Resource
Service Centers Nan province (Sericulture). On 14th October 2004, the name has been changed
again as The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Nan) under the Office of Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives up until now.

Boundary
The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Nan) covers the area of 32 hectares.
The north is next to as Technical and Production Resource Service Centers Nan province
(Horticulture)
The south is next to Nan Valley Resort
The east is next to the communities of Huay Yuen
The west is next to Nan-Tungchang No. 1080 Rd.
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                               The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Nan)

Background

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Nan) was set up in 1988 by the agreement of the cabinet.
The responsibilities were to research and develop the varieties of mulberry and silkworm, to
produce the sericulture products and packaging, to promote and develop the sericulture career for
the local people, to produce and extend the mulberry stock for the extension, to be the technology
transfer center and applied the sericulture products, to recommend and service the knowledge of
sericulture to the farmers, to be the marketing information center for sericulture and to investigate
the standard of sericulture products. The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Nan) is situated at 156
Moo 2, Bo sub district, Muang district, Nan province. In the past this center was named as the

Boundary

The north is next to Fire Phrae Control Center
The south is next to Ban Mae Puak
The east is next to High Power Electricity Post
The west is next to Uttaraditr - Denchai Road

Topography and Land Uses

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae) covers an area of hectare. The topography is hilly
with the slope of 12-35%. The area lines generally at 160-190 meters above sea level. The
ground water is 1.5 meters depth. The average of maximum temperature is 41oC whilst the
lowest is 4 o C. The annual rainfall is about 54.24 inches.

Types of Land Uses

Buildings
Experimental Research areas
Mulberry plantation for breeding
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Etc

The roles of The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae)

1.
2.
3.
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                             The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae)

Background

Sericulture Research Phrae Center was set up in 1988, which was under the Department of
Agriculture. Its responsibilities were to study and research on the sericulture discipline and to
develop the sericulture career for the farmers who live in the north of Thailand. In 2005, the
name of the center name was changed to The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae) under
directly to The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture that was under the Office of Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

Location

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae) is situated on the Uttaraditr - Denchai Road,
Denchai district Phrae province which is far from the province about 20 kilometers.

Boundary

The north is next to Fire Phrae Control Center
The south is next to Ban Mae Puak
The east is next to High Power Electricity Post
The west is next to Uttaraditr - Denchai Road

Topography and Land Uses

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae) covers an area of hectare. The topography is hilly
with the slope of 12-35%. The area lines generally at 160-190 meters above sea level. The
ground water is 1.5 meters depth. The average of maximum temperature is 41oC whilst the
lowest is 4 o C. The annual rainfall is about 54.24 inches.

Types of Land Uses
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Buildings
Experimental Research areas
Mulberry plantation for breeding
Etc

The roles of The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Phrae)

1.
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          The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Chaingmai)

History

In 1974 Mae Jo Sericulture Development Office was set up, and then in 1981 the name was
changed as Mae Jo Sericulture Experimental Station. Having been contributed the new areas
from Mae Hia Field Crops Demonstration, the Mae Jo Sericulture Experimental Station was
changed the name as Chiangmai Sericulture Experimental Station. Next, in 2005 after
restructuring the Sericulture Research Institute, the Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Chaingmai)
was established which was under The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture, the Office of
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Chiangmai) covers the areas of 30 rai (4.8 hectares). The
center is located at 339 Moo 12 Nong Kwai subdistrict, Hang Dong district, Chaingmai province.

Boundary

The north is next to The Office of Agriculture Research and Development Region
The south is next to Chiangmai Night Safari Zoo
The east is next to Chiangmai Night Safari Zoo
The west is next to Chiangmai Royal Agriculture Research Center.
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                          The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Sakolnakorn)

Location

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Sakolnakorn) is situated at 380 Moo 4, Ban Na Kam sub
district, Huay Yang district, Sakolnakorn – Kalasin Road. The center is far from Bangkok about
647 kilometers.

Type of Land Uses

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Sakolnakorn) covers the areas of 199.3 rai (32 hectares),
which are composed of two sites. One is Ban Na Kam covering the area of 95 rai (15.2 hectares).
The other is the extention area (Ban Kok Lao) which covers the areas of 104.3 rai (16.8 hectares).

                   Types                          Ban Na Kam (rai)        Ban Kok Lao (rai)
Under construction and Buildings                        20                     11.3
Mulberry plantation areas
- Research areas                                           5                       3
- Mulberry Propagation areas                              70                      90
   Total                                                  95                     104.3

Climate
The soil fertility of the center is low. There are two soil series e.g., Roi-et and Korat soil series.
The average annual temperature is 27OC and the average annual rainfall is 1600 mm.

Water Resources
The water resources are both applied from the irrigation canal and rainfall.
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                             The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Loei)

History
Loei Sericulture Experimental Station was firstly set up in 1992. At first Loei Sericulture
Experimental Station was the network of UdonThani Sericulture Research Center. Ten years
later, the Loei Sericulture Experimental Station was changed the name as the Agriculture and
Factor Service Center under the Office of Agriculture Research and Development Region 3,
Department of Agriculture. In 2005, this name was changed again to be The Queen Sirikit
Sericulture Center (Loei) which was under The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture, the Office
of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Location

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Loei) is situated at Sri Song Kram sub district, Wang Sa
Poong district, Loei provtnce.
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                        The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Mukdaharn)

History

Research and Promote of Mukdaharn Silkworm Feeding Center was firstly set up in 1965which
was under the Agriculture Research and Experimental Division, Department of Agriculture. In
1973 the name was changed as the Mukdaharn Sericulture Experimental Station. In 2002 the
Department of Agriculture was restructured. And then, the Mukdaharn Sericulture Experimental
Station was combined with Mukdaharn Field Crops Experimental Station to be the Mukdaharn
Agriculture Service. In 2005 The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Mukdaharnwas established
which was under The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture, the Office of Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
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                      The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Ubonratchathani)

History

Ubonratchathani province started firstly doing sericulture in Rama V reign (1901). In 1958
General Plin Chunhawun, Agriculture Minister contributed the area which its former was the
gone out of business of Sugar Mill to the Department of Agriculture to set up the Silkworm
Feeding Promotion Station. Then, in 1972 the named was changed as the Ubonratchathani Silk
Experimental Station under the Department of Agriculture. In 1983 Ubonratchathani Silk
Experimental Station was changed as the Ubonratchathani Sericulture. Then, in 2003, the name
was changed again as the…… At the present, The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center
(Ubonratchathani) was established in 2005 under The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture, the
Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Ubonratchathani) is located at the Moo 1 , Ban Boong Ma
Lang, Boong Ma Lang sub district, Swangwerawong district, Ubonratchani province. The center
is far from Bangkok about 625 kilometers by train and about 787 kilometers by cars.
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                             The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Surin)

History

1958-1963         Silk Feeding Promotion Station
1963-1973         Surin Plant Breeding Center
1973-1983         Surin Sericulture Experimental Station under Silk Division
1983-2002         Surin Sericulture Experimental Station under Sericulture Research Institute
2002-2005
2005-at present The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Surin) under The Queen Sirikit Institute of
Sericulture, the Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

Location

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Surin) is situated at 380 Moo 4, Ban Sang Tawan, Kor-Ko
sub district, Muang district, Surin province. .

Type of Land Uses

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Surin) covers the areas of 125 rai (20 hectares). The areas
are divided for any purposes as the followings:

                   Types                            Area (rai)
Under construction and Buildings                       20
Mulberry plantation                                    80
Play ground and etc                                    25
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                            The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Sisaket)

History

1958-1964         Silk Feeding Promotion Station
1963-1973         Surin Plant Breeding Center
1973-1983         Surin Sericulture Experimental Station under Silk Division
1983-2002         Surin Sericulture Experimental Station under Sericulture Research Institute
2002-2005
2005-at present The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Surin) under The Queen Sirikit Institute of
Sericulture, the Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

Location

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Sisaket) is situated at Huay Cla Self Colony 1, Moo 7,
MakKeab sub district, Muang district, Sisaket province. .The area is on Sisaket - KuKhun Road.
and is 500 meters from the west of Sisaket - KuKhun Road.

Type of Land Uses

The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Sisaket) covers the areas of 253.5 rai (41 hectares). The
areas are divided for any purposes as the followings:

                  Types                             Area (rai)
Under construction and Buildings                       50
Research area                                          37
Mulberry Propagation area                             143
Field and Flowers                                      10
Water resources                                      13.61
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The past rimportant activities

Appeared before royalty Her Majesty Queen Sirikit activities
The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center (Sisaket) had appeared before royalty Her Majesty Queen
Sirikit on Her Majesty the Queen visited Example Farm Project at Ban Yang Yang Noi sub
district, Kueng Nai district, on the 26 December 2005. Lady Sudarat Kayuraphan, Minister of
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives present Den Chai Silk Reeling to Her Majesty the
Queen Sirikit by having Mr. Prateep Mesilp director of The Queen Sirikit Sericulture Center
(Sisaket) reported.

Phusing Agriculture Development Project
Phu Sing district, Sisaket province is the frontier district connecting to Cambodia country. The
people of this district are very poor. Her Majesty the Queen had the initiated project
incorporation with the government to set up the One Stop Service Center for Agriculture
Development. This is the first initiated project of Her Majesty the Queen in Thailand. The role
of this project is to have every activity of the agriculture concerns in order to help the local people
to have good livings.

Sericulture Project Ban Rung Aroon
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