Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 1, Issue 4 (2012)
Promotion of Sri and Drum Seeding Technology in Rice and Its Spread
Saurabh Verma, Suryabali Singh, Shailendra Singh, MK Pandey
Rice-Wheat cropping system pre-dominated in the Indo-Gangetic plains covering an area of about 13.5 million hectare. Ill effect of continuous puddling in rice field forced scientists to search for other methods of rice establishment like direct seeding, SRI method, dry seeding with ZT machine etc. The present studies were conducted to assess the SRI method and drum seeding technology in participatory mode on farmers’ field through on farm trials and front line demonstrations. SRI techniques have yield potential upto 50% as compared to traditional transplanting rice. But various basic problems like availability of skilled laborers, use of 8-12 days old seedlings and non-practicability on problematic soils, prevented rapid spread of SRI technology amongst farming community. However, compared with SRI method, farmers much convinced with drum seeding technology, especially in terms of independency of agricultural labourers, tiller development, yield potential and benefit-cost ratio. KVK and State extension agencies distributed paddy drum seeder in each blocks under demonstration programmes, thus helps in proper spread of drum seeding technology in the district.
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Saurabh Verma, Suryabali Singh, Shailendra Singh, MK Pandey. Promotion of Sri and Drum Seeding Technology in Rice and Its Spread. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2012;1(4):131-136.