HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 23 no. 3 (1998)

Inheritance of Submergence Tolerance at the Early Seedling Stage in Rainfed Lowland Rices

B. Swain | B. Acharya | K. Pande | R.n. De

Discipline: Agriculture, Crop Management



In the early seedling stage, mostly under direct-seeded conditions, lowland rice varieties are subjected to submergence because of erratic rainfall distribution and prolonged water stagnation. As a result, crop establishment is poor and productivity is low. Tolerance for submergence is therefore a highly desired trait of rainfed lowland varieties.