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Compared to the high cost of labor and inputs for the transplanted rice cropping system, the improved TAR VATTAR DSR technology saves farmers them about 40% in irrigation and costs of cultivation without any yield penalty. With less energy and fertilizer consumption in DSR, production costs were lower by...

The findings of this study demonstrate the valuable contribution of IRG’s conservation and distribution of genetic accessions to the development of improved...

In a recent review paper on the practice of conservation agriculture (i.e., minimum mechanical soil disturbance, organic soil cover, and crop species diversification)...

Because of the simultaneous emergence of weeds and rice in direct-seeded rice (DSR), weeds are more problematic in DSR than in transplanted rice systems....

The low average maize yield in the state of Odisha is associated with nutrient-depleted lateritic soils, high monsoon rainfall variability coupled with...

Mushrooms are not only a nutrient-rich food but also a livelihood source with healthy protein content. These are considered a product of an upgraded value...

Laser land leveling strongly complements sustainable rice production practices as it can help increase water, seed, and fertilizer use efficiency by at...

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...