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10
Aug

AEROBIC RICE VARIETY, MAS 946-1

IMPORTANT CHARACTERS AND FEATURES OF NEW AEROBIC RICE VARIETY, MAS 946-1

•    Puddling, transplanting and Submerged irrigation not required
•    Direct sowing of as in case of Ragi or Maize or Sorghum
•    Seed rate of 7 kg/ha and Saving of seed rate upto 80% and labour 30%
•    Medium duration of 120 days with erect plant type
10
Aug

MAS 946-1 (Sharada)- Aerobic Rice Variety

Rice is the most important food crop cultivated under submerged condition by transplanting. This method of cultivation requires large quantities of water, and is labour intensive. It is estimated that 5000 liters of water is needed to produce 1 kg of rice. Water is most limited natural resource of late, due to failure of rains and over-exploitation of ground water. The dwindling water resources reveal a grim situation for low land puddled rice cultivation. Farmers are seeking alternate methods o
09
Aug

Recommended IPM measures at Nursery Stage