HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 30 no. 1 (2005)

Nitrogen management for direct wet-seeded rice

T. Thilagavathi | S. P. Ramanathan

Discipline: Chemistry, Agriculture



Direct seeding is generally practiced under semidry conditions in Tamil Nadu, India. However, the use of direct-seeded rice for lowland areas is gaining importance because of water scarcity, failure of monsoon, paucity of labor, and escalating labor cost. Proper nutrient and irrigation management strategies need to be developed for direct wet-seeded rice. An experiment was carried out to study the effect of time and rate of N application on yield of direct wet-seeded rice under lowland conditions.