HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 29 no. 2 (2004)

Effects of long-term application of manure and fertilizer on the upland rainfed rice-cropping system

H. K. Senapati | P.c. Senapati

Discipline: Agriculture



The cultivation of upland rain fed rice is risky and expensive. Tribal farmers in Orissa plant it on hilltops, hillocks, and hill slopes. Nutrient-use efficiency is very low and moisture stress further reduces yield. Farmyard manure (FYM) and green leaf manure (GLM) are used to increase yield and maintain soil fertility.

We conducted an experiment to select an integrated nutrient management practice suitable for the rainfed rice-cropping system. Organic and inorganic sources of nutrients were used. The trials were conducted during kharif from 1994 to 2001 in a permanent plot at the AICRP site. There were eight experiments-nine treatments replicated thrice (27 plots, 10 ' 8 m2 each). Short-duration (85 d) rice variety Zhu 11-26 was grown continuously in kharif and a local variety of horsegram was grown in rabi. The experimental design was a randomized block design.