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BIHAR, INDIA: Mechanized weed management to enhance productivity and profitability in system of rice intensification

An experiment was conducted during 3 consecutive rainy seasons  at ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna to evaluate the mechanized weed management practices for enhancing the productivity in system of rice intensification (SRI) against farmers’ practice. The seven weed management treatments, viz. conoweeder thrice at 15, 25 and 35 DAT, conoweeder twice at 15 and 30 DAT, post-emergence (PoE) application of bispyribac-Na 25 g/ha (20 DAT) + conoweeder at 35 DAT, conoweeder 15 DAT + bispyribac-Na 25 g/ha (20 DAT), conoweeder on 15 DAT + bispyribac-Na 25 g/ha (20 DAT) + conoweeder 35 DAT, unweeded check and farmers’ practice were evaluated under randomized block design with three replications. Significantly the highest grain yield (5.97 t/ha) was obtained from 3 times conoweeder at 15, 25 and 35 DAT, which was at par with conoweeder twice on 15 and 30 DAT (5.40 t/ha).

 

Integration of herbicide with mechanical weeder did not improve the weed control efficiency and grain yield over conoweeder twice on 15 and 30 DAT. The highest weed control efficiency of 93.3 and 91.7% at 60 DAT were obtained with application of conoweeder thrice at 15, 25 and 35 DAT and conoweeder twice at 15 and 30 DAT, respectively. The crop raised by SRI method produced significantly higher grain and straw yields than that of farmers’ practice. However, in SRI, 2 times conoweeder at 15 and 30 DAT, was found to be effective and economical leading to cost saving for the farmers.

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Singh, S. K., et al. 2019. Mechanized weed management to enhance productivity and profitability in system of rice intensification. Indian Journal of Weed Science 51(3): 232-235 [http://isws.org.in/IJWSn/File/2019_51_Issue-3_232-235.pdf]

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BIHAR, INDIA: Small-scale farming and gender-friendly agricultural technologies: the interplay between gender, labour, caste, policy and practice

BIHAR, INDIA: Small-scale farming and gender-friendly agricultural technologies: the interplay between gender, labour, caste, policy and practice | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

Author Regina Hansda examines the interplay among gender, labour, and technology within an emerging, alternative, rice-growing technique called the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to understand how in situations of agrarian transition, technology affects and influences social dynamics. The weeder, is seemingly suitable for smallholder farmers, and often projected as a gender-friendly device. The paper discusses how intersections of gender, caste and class issues even within agro-ecological farming practices can result in experiences can be highly differentiated.

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Hansda, Regina. 2018. Small-scale farming and gender-friendly agricultural technologies: the interplay between gender, labour, caste, policy and practice. Gender, Technology and Development 21(3): 189-205. doi: 10.1080/09718524.2018.1434990 [For access to this subscription article, contact the author or join the SRI Research Network (it's free of charge).]

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BIHAR, INDIA: Anil Verma | Strengthening grassroots for self-sustenance

BIHAR, INDIA: Anil Verma | Strengthening grassroots for self-sustenance | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

Many of us are aware of the impact of Anil Verma’s work on SRI/SCI through the NGO he founded in Bihar-- Preservation and Proliferation of Rural Resources and Nature (PRAN). At a recent Rural India conference organized by Vikas Anvesh Foundation, he was recognized for his work, along with 16 others. You can read more about his amazing story here....

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BIHAR, INDIA: How the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is changing lives in India’s heartland - The Alternative - Sustainability as a way of life

BIHAR, INDIA: How the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is changing lives in India’s heartland - The Alternative - Sustainability as a way of life | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it
Can crop yield be increased by using less seed, water and no chemical fertilizers? Read on to find out what System Rice Intensification (SRI) is and how it is changing lives.
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