International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 7, Special Issue 6 (2019)
Evaluation of different planting methods for growth and yield of paddy (Oryza sativa L.)
Author(s): Sachin Kumar, Dhrampal Kerketta and LS Verma
Abstract: Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important food crops in the world, and staple food for more than 50% of the global population. In India rice is generally planted with transplanting, direct seeding and wet direct seeding methods. Increasing water scarcity, water loving nature of rice cultivation and increasing labour wages triggers the search for such efficient crop establishment methods which can increase water productivity. Three sowing methods (conventional transplanting, direct seeding in lines with seed drill and in broadcast fashion) were tested to study the response of rice cultivars IGKVR-1 (Rajeshwari) for paddy yield and growth. Rice seed was drilled in lines of 22.5 cm apart. Data were collected on plant height, tillers plant-1, grains panicle-1, 1000-grain weight and paddy yield. It was further revealed that although transplanting method produced greater plant height, grains panicle-1 and 1000-grain weight but produced similar paddy yield as obtained with direct line sowing. It was suggested that rice variety IGKVR-1 could be used for direct sowing to minimize cost of cultivation and it is more effective due to easy intercultural operations like weeding, spraying, etc. and uniform plant stand.
Pages: 41-43 | 168 Views 7 Downloads
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Sachin Kumar, Dhrampal Kerketta and LS Verma. Evaluation of different planting methods for growth and yield of paddy (Oryza sativa L.). International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2019; 7(6): 41-43.