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Integrated Nutrient–Weed Management Under Mechanised Dry Direct Seeding (Dds) Is Essential For Sustained Smallholder Adoption In Rainfed Lowland Rice (Oryza Sativa L.)

Sengxua, Pheng; Jackson, Tamara; Simali, Phetsamone; Vial, Leigh K; DOUANGBOUPHA, KHAMSOUK; Clarke, Elizabeth; HARNPICHITVITAYA, DOME; Wade, Len J


In rainfed lowland rice-based systems, increasing labour scarcity due to off-farm employment is encouraging farmers to switch from transplanting to dry direct seeding (DDS). To assure stable productivity at a level comparable with or superior to transplanting, DDS management must ensure rice seedlings have access to nutrients in order to be competitive with weeds, which must also be suppressed. This paper examined farmer perceptions of DDS using a farmer survey, and used on-farm experiments to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Experimental Agriculture
DOI: 10.1017/S0014479718000145


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