Impact of Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) For Resource Conservation

Neeraj Singh, B. Singh, A.B. Rai, A.K. Dubey and Ashok Rai


Puddling doesn’t have much influence on rice yields. Many changes and innovations have contributed to the expanding use of resource conserving technologies in the country. One of the most important has been the development, testing and marketing of a low cost seed-cum-fertilizer drill which can establish crops with a minimum of soil disturbance, can take best advantage of residual soil moisture and thereby reduce irrigation requirements, can help improve the timeliness of sowing, can place seed and fertilizer nutrients at suitable soil depths, and can foster the development of innovative inter-cropping systems that are particularly suitable for flood-prone and drought-prone environments. During 2008-10 efforts has been made for resource conservation in paddy by introducing DSR and short duration rice varieties (Krishna Hansa, NDR-97, PRH-10 etc) at the farmers’ fields of Kushinagar district in U.P. The results revealed that in DSR, Krishna Hansa has performed significantly well fetching grain yield of 56.57 q/ha whereas, Rajshree variety of paddy is successful under low land condition fetching an average yield of 46.71 q/ha compare to traditional variety which fetched only 30.87 q/ha

Keyword: Direct seeded rice; High

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