Conference Proceeding

Evaluation of different Nutrient management technology in Growth and Yield of Rice in Eastern Terai, Nepal

Mr. Abhishek shrestha

The dynamic and robust nutrient management can meet the demand of food for next 20-30 years and secure food security by increasing yield and optimize the profit. So A field experiment was conducted on farmer’s field at two sites of Jhapa district viz. Dhukurpani (Damak) and Gauradha and Morang district viz Itahara and Babiyabirta Eastern Terai Nepal using Nutrient Expert® Rice model from 3rd week of July to 2nd week of october. The research design was Randomized Completely Block Design with 3 treatments and 25 replication in Eastern Terai .Three treatments were NE (Nutrient Expert recommendation), GR (Government recommendation), and FP (Farmer practices). The result revealed significant difference in terms of no. of effective tiller/ m2, plant height, yield at 14% moisture and straw weight. The highest yield (5.26 ton ha-1) was obtained from NE field which was followed by GR (4.53 ton ha-1) and FP (4.08 ton ha-1) in Eastern terai Nepal. NE based practices produced (1.18 ton) higher yield and in comparison with GR it produced (0.45 ton ha-1) higher yield .The Net revenue was found highest in NE treatment and followed by GR treatment and FPP treatment Eastern terai of Nepal. Comparison of Nutrient Expert® (NE) estimated attainable Rice yield provided by the software with actual Rice yield from the farmer field trial; NE-based fertilizer recommendations proved to be successful in reaching the yield targets estimated by the software. The actual Rice yields recorded in farmer fields were similar than the NE estimated attainable yields, so NE recommendation was found better over GR and FP.

Published: 08 November 2017


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