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Laser land leveling strongly complements sustainable rice production practices as it can help increase water, seed, and fertilizer use efficiency by at least 12, 27, and 10%, respectively. Already widely adopted in developed countries and recently in India and China, it is still not significantly adopted...

Dry direct-seeded rice (DDSR) offers several advantages: rapid planting, easy mechanization, less labor and water requirement, and early maturity with...

Planthopper outbreaks are associated with insecticide use and researchers have looked for alternative methods to manage these pests. Because of the vagaries...

Rice straw has low nutritional value (low protein content and poor digestibility) compared to grasses, thus it cannot support the nutrients required by...

Germplasm Health Units (GHUs) are institutional phytosanitary units of the CGIAR designed to facilitate bioresource transfer for their breeding programs...

The chili pepper is an important spice that is also used in therapeutic diets due to the activities of unique components, Bioactive compounds and vitamin...

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)is the model of crop protection that has prevailed since its creation in the late 1950s. IPM has, by virtue of its broad...

Due to Bangladesh’s frequent water shortages, sufficient water to irrigate rice fields is increasingly scarce. Additionally, due to global warming,...

Crop establishment, which often receives insufficient attention, is one of the major rice production operations that should be considered when promoting...

In Asia, AWD technology is a well-known low-cost water-saving technique for irrigated rice. Despite the potential benefits and significant efforts of creating...