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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 1053-1058
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.127


Resource Optimization in Rice through Direct Seeding with Ferti Cum Seed Drill
K. TejeswaraRao1*, D. UmamaheswaraRao2, P. B. Pradeep Kumarand E. Chandrayudu3
1Department of Agronomy,
2Department of Extension,
3Department of Entomology, District Agricutral Advisory & Transfer of Technology Centre (ANGRAU), Kondempudi, Visakhapatnam Dt, Andhra Pradesh
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Paddy is major predominant crop during kharif in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, cultivated in an area of 1,17,608 ha, out of total cropped area of 1,92,638 ha with productivity of 2664 kg/ha. Production of conventional puddled transplanted rice is facing severe constraints because of water and labour scarcity and climatic changes. Direct-seeded rice (DSR) is a feasible alternative to conventional puddled transplanted rice with good potential to save water, reduce labour requirement, mitigate green-house gas (GHG) emission and adapt to climatic risks. The yields are comparable with transplanted rice if crop is properly managed. In 2015 & 2016, efforts have been made in promoting the DSR technology by DAATT Centre, Visakhapatnam. Direct sowing of Rice with Ferti Cum Seed Drill is boon to farmers to save money, time, water and crop comes to harvest 7-10 days earlier than normal transplanted paddy. DAATT Centre, Visakhapatnam has organized On-Farm Demonstrations (OFDs) in farmer fields in two seasons Kharif, 2015andKharif, 2016. Direct sowing of Rice with Ferti Cum Seed Drill recorded 14.74% more grain yield over normal transplanting method of paddy cultivation during both Kharif seasons. Results from the present study indicated that the farmers realized 75.69% increase in net income due to increased grain yield by 14.74% with reduction of cost of cultivation by 17.10%, it could be attributed to reduction in manual labour of 12 man labour and 25 women labour per ha and also increase in yield attributes and yield.


Keywords: Direct seeding of Rice (DSR), Ferti Cum Seed Drill, OFDs, Yield and yield attributes, B:C Ratio
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TejeswaraRao, K., D. UmamaheswaraRao, P. B. Pradeep Kumar and Chandrayudu, E. 2020. Resource Optimization in Rice through Direct Seeding with Ferti Cum Seed Drill.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 1053-1058. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.127