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Influence of Transplanting Age on Paddy Yield under the System of Rice Intensification

Show simple item record Reuben, P Kahimba, F.C Katambara, Z Mahoo, H.F Mbungu, W Mhenga, F Nyarubamba, A Maugo, M 2021-07-29T10:36:32Z 2021-07-29T10:36:32Z 2016-07
dc.description.abstract Agronomic practices such as transplanting age, plant spacing, and water application regimes in irrigated paddy production can have a significant impact towards the performance in rice growth and yield. A study was conducted to investigate the optimum transplanting age for maximum rice productivity under the systems of rice intensification (SRI) technology. The study treatments adopted were three representing 8, 12 and 15 days old seedlings replicated 3 times each. The experiment was set in randomized complete block design (RCBD) and transplanted at spacing 25 cm × 25 cm between rice hills. The rice variety tested was TXD 306 Super SARO, which was recommended by the ministry of Agriculture in Tanzania. Data was collected throughout the growing season in two mixed short rains and dry season of September 2013/2014 and September 2014/2015. Data collected included biomass at vegetative, flowering and harvesting stages, total number of tillers per hill, number of productive tillers per hill, number of grains per panicle and rice grain yield at the end of the season. Data was analyzed using SAS software version 9.1. The results suggested that transplanting at younger age of 8 to 12 days was recommended for Mkindo area in Mvomero Distirct, and other areas with similar soil conditions and agro ecological characteristics. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Agricultural Sciences en_US
dc.subject SRI en_US
dc.subject Transplanting Age en_US
dc.subject Biomass en_US
dc.subject Tillers en_US
dc.subject Productive Tillers en_US
dc.subject Hill en_US
dc.subject Field Treatment en_US
dc.subject Yield en_US
dc.title Influence of Transplanting Age on Paddy Yield under the System of Rice Intensification en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url en_US

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