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Keynote paper: Minimum tillage non-puddled transplanting of rice: An overview

Bell, R.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-7756-3755 and Haque, M.E. (2017) Keynote paper: Minimum tillage non-puddled transplanting of rice: An overview. In: Haque ME, Bell RW, Vance WH (eds) Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Conservation Agriculture for Smallholders (CASH-II), 14 - 16 February, Mymensingh, Bangladesh pp. 73-74.

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Labour-intensive and water-demanding practices for rice cultivation such as soil puddling and transplanting of rice seedlings are no longer feasible in many parts of Asia due to declining labour and irrigation water availability. Non-puddled transplanting into soils with minimum soil disturbance (NPT) is a possible approach for rice seedling establishment that could decrease the labour and water requirements and cost of establishment of rice while maintaining some of the advantages that transplanting and flooding of soils bring, namely weed control and increased nutrient availability. The present paper reviews earlier work on the NPT technology in the Indo-Gangetic plain and then examines the findings for minimum tillage NPT of rice seedlings in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
United Nations SDGs: Goal 2: Zero Hunger
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