Reducing the impact of muddy water on rice crop establishment.

Sivapragasam Sivapalan, Yin Chan, Nicholas Addison

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    High water turbidity levels affect the successful establishment of rice seedlings. A range of anionic polyacrylamides (PAM) were tested for their effect on turbidity, infiltration, germination and crop growth. Different PAM products had varying ability to reduce water turbidity. PAM at the rate of 5 kg/ha combined with gypsum at the rate of 25 kg/ha reduced turbidity below threshold levels. PAM used alone or with gypsum did not have any significant effect on infiltration through the treated soils. On the other hand, these treatments had a positive effect on the germination of soybean seeds. Plant growth rate was also improved by these treatments
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew directions for a diverse planet , 4ICSC
    EditorsD. Lloyd
    Place of PublicationGosford, Australia
    PublisherThe Regional Institute Ltd.
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)1920842209
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventInternational Crop Science Congress - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 27 Sept 200401 Oct 2004


    ConferenceInternational Crop Science Congress
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