NALINIKANTA PANDA, P. BEHERA*, B. DAS AND G. B. DAS
AICRP on Forage Crops and Utilization, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Mahisapat-739 001 (Odisha), India
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(Received : January 13, 2017; Accepted : March 19, 2017)
A field experiment was conducted on production potential of rice – fodder cropping sequence under various rice cultivation methods. The experiment was laid out in split plot design with four methods of rice cultivation i. e. conventional method (M1), SRI-raised bed method (M2), SRI-flat bed method (M3) and aerobic (M4). Rice was cultivated in main plot in kharif season and three fodder crops i. e. oat, berseem and lathyrus (after rice) in rabi season in sub-plot with three replications. N content of grain and straw was higher in conventional and aerobic methods. P content of grain was higher for aerobic and SRI raised bed. K content of grain was also high for aerobic and conventional method. The K content of straw of aerobic rice was also high. Maximum N content (%) was recorded from fodder crops after conventional method of rice growing. Total N uptake of the system due to growing of different fodder crops after rice did not cause variation.
Key words :SRI-raised bed method, SRI-flat bed method, nutrient content, nutrient uptake, rice fodder