Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Silicon management in Rice
Author(s): Guntamukkala Babu Rao and Pusarla Susmitha
Abstract: Silicon (Si) is considered as a beneficial element for crop growth, especially for crops under Poaceae family. Rice is a typical silicon accumulating plant and it benefits from silicon nutrition. Silicon is deposited beneath the cuticle as cuticle-silicon double layer in the form of silicic acid. Highly weathered soils are low in available silicon mainly due to leaching loss. Its supply is essential for healthy growth and economic yield of the rice crop. Silicon interacts favourably with other applied nutrients and improves their agronomic performance and efficiency in terms of yield response. Also it improves the tolerance of rice plants to abiotic and biotic stresses. Hence, silicon management is essential for increasing and sustaining rice productivity.
Pages: 1359-1361 | 805 Views 34 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Guntamukkala Babu Rao, Pusarla Susmitha. Silicon management in Rice. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):1359-1361.