HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 22 no. 2 (1997)

Padmanath: An Improved Deepwater Rice in Assam, India

N K. Sarma | B N. Medhi | R. K. S. M. Baruah | B K. Rao | Dilip Kumar Sarma | M K. Saikia | L P. Upadhaya | H Talukdar | H N. Gogoi

Discipline: Agriculture



Deepwater rice varieties in Assam (51-100 cm) are mostly indigenous to the state, require 5-8 mo to mature, encounter occasional droughts and floods up to 3-4 m, and possess genes for stem elongation and/or submergence tolerance. The average yielding ability of these indigenous types is very low (1.1 t ha-1).