Travel seminar on CA-based best management practices for rice

A two-day traveling seminar sponsored by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) project of IRRI was organized by CSISA Bihar hub for visiting scientists from Nepal, Bangladesh and India during 31 August – 01 September, 2013. The objective of the seminar was to initiate a discussion on the performance of conservation agriculture (CA)-based best management practices for rice in Bihar. A total of 59 people (including 3 women) consisting of 22 scientists and 37 farmers participated in the event. Dr. R.K. Malik explaining about mechanical transplanted rice at Amara village During the seminar, the visiting scientists and farmers discussed the performance of direct seeded rice (DSR), puddled transplanted rice (PTR) and machine transplanted unpuddled rice (MTUPR) at the CSISA – ICAR research platform and at the farmers’ fields. The scientists and the farmers could compared the performance of these technologies in the plots managed by the scientists at the research platform, and in the sites managed by the farmers in the villages Jamnapur and Edora. Using the combination of results in the last three seasons, Dr. S.S. Singh explained the outcomes while Dr. Virender Kumar elaborated on the changes in the treatment details based on the results of the last three years. Both technologies (DSR and MTUPR) were seen performing equally well. At the farmers’ field, Dr. R.K. Malik explained how machine transplanting was more successful with the practice of non-puddled cultivation than puddled one. The scientists also visited sites under machine transplanting in the villages of Jamnapur in Patna and Edora in Arra districts.

4. Machine Transplanted Rice - Variety - MTU 7029

Machine transplanted rice field of Ramvachan Singh in Edora

Posted on CSISA Bulletin – Issue 1, India-news, Trainings and Events, September 13, 2013

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