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Mulching and weed management effects on performance of non-puddled transplanted rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Hossain, M.M., Begum, M., Hashem, A., Rahman, M.M., Bell, R.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-7756-3755 and Haque, M.E. (2017) Mulching and weed management effects on performance of non-puddled transplanted rice (Oryza sativa L.). 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. 130-132.

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Farmers’ in the tropics and subtropics of Asia traditionally transplant rice seedlings in puddled soil (Singh et al., 2014) for easy crop establishment and weed control. This traditional puddling method is labour and capital intensive and destructive to soil health and economic environment in various ways (Islam et al., 2014). Adoption of non-puddled rice cultivation might be a very good alternative to puddled transplanting but is criticized for high weed pressure. Herbicides can control weeds but are threatened for resistance to weeds. Mulching may be used as an alternative to herbicides. Non-puddled rice transplanting technology based on mulch retention are being developed in Bangladesh but the optimum weed control for crops in the cropping sequence is yet to be developed. This present study was under taken to determine the effectiveness of mulch retention relative to herbicides and hand weeding on weed control and yield of non-puddled rice transplanted after mustard.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
United Nations SDGs: Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
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