HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 30 no. 2 (2005)

Evaluating sodicity tolerance in rice hybrids

S. Rama Geetha | S. Mohandass | S.e. Naina Mohammed | S. Anthoniraj

Discipline: Agriculture

 

Abstract:

Although rice cultivation is being pushed into marginal and saline lands because of urbanization and industrialization, increasing rice demand has to be met using these problem soils.

Increasing the productivity of rice in saline/sodic soils is a felt need inasmuch as rice is one crop that can grow relatively well in submerged conditions. This can be achieved either by breeding salt-tolerant rice varieties or applying suitable management practices. The first strategy, however, is sustainable and economically viable.