Rice-based Cropping Systems - ICRISAT's Experience

Ramakrishna, A and Anders, M M and Flower, D J (1992) Rice-based Cropping Systems - ICRISAT's Experience. In: Managing AGLN Crops in Rice-based Cropping Systems Summary Proceedings of the Myanmar-AGLN/ICRISAT Workshop and Monitoring Tour, 17-25 January 1992, Yangon, Myanmar.

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Rice is the most important staple food crop in Asia, where about 90% of the world's rice production is located. Rice covers 81 m ha in South and Southeast Asia, where approximately 30% of the cropped land is irrigated and double-cropped throughout the year. With the increase in population and a continuous decline in the average farm size (0.5-2.0 ha), there is a growing need to put the existing land base to better use. The prevailing practice of monocropping rice and then leaving the fields fallow after the harvest, could prove disastrous because of its inability to meet the increasing demand for rice and grain legumes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2011 08:15
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 08:15
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4373
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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