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Save And Grow Farming Systems Fact Sheet 2
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Traditionally rice has been cultivated in most of Asia as follows: fields are first flooded then ploughed to create soft muddy soil often overlying a dense, compacted layer that restricts downward loss of water. Rice seedlings 20 to 60 days old are then transplanted to the fields in clumps of two to four flooded with 5 to 15 cm of water until the crop matures. That system has enabled the cultivation of rice for millennia at low, but relatively stable yields. When the Green Revolution introduced high-yielding varieties, mineral fertilizer and chemical pest control, per hectare productivity in many Asian rice fields doubled in the space of 20 years. A set of crop, soil and water management practices known as the System of Rice Intensification (Sri) takes a strikingly different approach. Seedlings 8 to 15 days old are transplanted singly, often in grid patterns with spacing of 25 x 25 cm between plants.
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FAO ,   (2015 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
PLANTS, SOIL, WEEDS, CROPS, CROP MANAGEMENT, WATER MANAGEMENT, RICE, IRRIGATION, COMPOSTS, SEEDS, PESTICIDES, FOOD SECURITY, NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT, NUTRITION, SEEDLINGS, ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION, LABOUR, EMPLOYMENT, TRANSPLANT
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 FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization
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04.02.02  -  Crops
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