Effects of High Nitrogen Fertilization and Lodging on Rice Yield1
- M. N. Basak,
- S. K. Sen and
- P. K. Bhattacharjee2
Application of 100 pounds N per acre gave optimum yield of rice, provided plants did not lodge before heading. Pre-heading lodging reduced level of nitrogen consumption and response and the yield. Lodging seemed to be a physiological phenomenon rather than a varietal character. It originated from structural weakness development in culm tissues and was caused primarily by deeper submergence of plants during vegetative growth aided by high nitrogen concentration in soil.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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