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Tankfed area ecosystem

1. The area under rice in tank-fed area is around 0.15 m ha with the productivity of 2.48 t/ha. This region includes the districts of Kolar, Bangalore, Tumkur and parts of Hassan. It covers 11.0 per cent of the area under rice. 2. This area receives an average annual rainfall of about 760 mm. Tanks get filled during October November. 3. The irrigation is through tank water only. Generally two crops are grown. This region is unique that rice is grown on semi-dry cum wet crop called Punaji

Transitional area ecosystem

1. This is the drill sown rice area, comprising Belgaum, Dharwar and parts of North canara districts. It has a total of 0.19 m ha. (14.4 per cent of the area under rice) with 1.12 t/ha of productivity. This area is unique in that rice is direct seeded over 90 per cent of the area.

2. The crop is direct seeded under relatively dry conditions and the fields remain unflooded for most part of the period. The region receives an annual rainfall of 619 to 1303 mm.

3. The soils vary from


Hilly area ecosystem

1. A total of 0.26 m ha is under rice with the productivity of 1.98 t/ha. The hill region which includes Coorg, Chikmagalur and parts of Hassan district is completely under the regime of monsoon.

2. The area receives rainfall from May to October. The annual precipitation of this region is around 1600 mm or higher. The temperature variation is also much greater (13o c to 36o c) in hilly region than in other regions of the state.

3. Soils are mostly laterites, poor in lime and acid


Coastal area ecosystem

1. A major area of nearly 0.21 m ha of rice is covered by the coastal area with the productivity of 2.9 t/ha. This area comprises the entire district of Udupi and Mangalore as well as part of Uttar Kannada district.

2. This area enjoys very good annual rainfall of about 3600 mm. The rice soils are mostly laterites with poor fertility and are generally deficient in lime. In coastal ecosystems, the farmers used to grow the crop under five different periods / seasons and locally in Kannada


Different rice based ecosystems in Karnataka

In Karnataka, based on the agro-climatic situation, amount and distribution of rainfall, soil type and prevailing agro-climatic practices, Rice growing ecosystems has been broadly classified into following six categories.

1. Coastal area.

2. Hilly area.

3. Transitional area.

4. Tankfed area.

5. Irrigated maidan area (South).

6. Irrigated maidan area (North).

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