Suitable management options to improve the productivity of rice cultivars under salinity stress

Mel, V C and Bado, V B and Ndiaye, S and Djaman, K and Nati, D A B and Manneh, B and Futakuchi, K (2019) Suitable management options to improve the productivity of rice cultivars under salinity stress. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science (TSI), 65 (8). pp. 1093-1106. ISSN 0365-0340

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Growing rice in saline soils by minimizing damage on growth and yield remains a challenge. We conducted field experiments in the Africa Rice research field located in the Senegal River delta (16° 11ʹ N, 16° 15ʹ W) to study the effects of three management options of fertilization e.g. (i) nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilization: NPK; (ii) NPK combined with zinc: NPK-Zn, and (iii) NPK combined with gypsum: NPK-gypsum on the soil salinity level, the nutrient uptake and the productivity of different rice cultivars. The whole objective of this study is to determine how zinc or gypsum associated to NPK fertilizer can improve the growth and productivity of rice crop in saline soil. Results showed that the initial soil salinity level was reduced rapidly in plots treated with gypsum. The leaf-K/Na ratio, agronomic nitrogen use efficiency (ANUE), and grain yield of rice cultivars under the salinity stress were improved by the NPK-gypsum and NPK-Zn options relatively to the NPK option, suggesting that NPK-gypsum and NPK-Zn are suitable management options in reducing adverse effect of low K/Na, low ANUE as well as to improve rice yield under salinity stress.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrical conductivity (EC), K/Na-ratio, Oryza sativa, Sahel, Senegal, rice yield, salinity stress, fertilization, NPK fertilizer
Subjects: Others > Soil Fertility
Others > Rice
Others > Soil
Others > Soil Science
Others > African Agriculture
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 08:24
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 08:41
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Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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