HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 23 no. 2 (1998)

Optimum seedlings per unit areafor high-yielding rice varieties inthe hill zone of Karnataka

B. Jagannath | K.s. Kamath | H.m. Chandrappa | Y.g. Shadakshari | N.e. Thyagaraj

Discipline: Agriculture



Rice is the major field crop grown during monsoon under rainfedconditions in the hill zone of Karnataka (located between 11° 56' and 15° 46'north latitude and 74° 31' and 76° 4' east longitude). For improved low- and midland rice cultivation, 20 ´ 10-cm spacing (50 hills m-2) is being recommended for improved rice varieties. Adoption of this recommendation by farmers was low on the grounds that the number of seedlings recommended per m2 was too high.