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Improving crop production for food security and improved livelihoods on the East India Plateau. I. Rainfall-related risks with rice and opportunities for improved cropping systems

Cornish, Peter Stuart; Karmakar, Dinabandhu; Kumar, A; Das, Sudipta; Croke, Barry

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Rainfed transplanted rice (Oryza sativa) is the staple crop of the East India Plateau (EIP), where it is low yielding and drought-prone despite high annual rainfall (>1200 mm). Although grown traditionally on lowlands associated with drainage lines, population pressure has forced rice onto terraced slopes (medium-uplands) that now comprise >80% of the rice area, and the only rice land for many families. Crop monitoring, soil water measurement and soil water-balance modelling in Pogro watershed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68233
Source: Agricultural Systems
DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.01.008

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