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K Sayre - CA-Based Systems for Rice -Ken Sayre

K Sayre - CA-Based Systems for Rice -Ken Sayre

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Ken SayreAgronomist -Conservation Agriculture-Based CropManagement
Potential for CA-Based CropManagement for Rice
 
MAIN CROP MANAGEMENT ISSUES FACINGMOST RICE FARMERS USING IRRIGATION
HIGH PRODUCTION COSTS GENERAL AND UNSTABLE PRICES = LOW PROFITABILITY 
CHRONIC LABOR SHORTAGES LEADING TO RAPID INCREASES IN LABOR COSTS 
DEGRADATION OF PRODUCTION RESOURCES – ESPECIALLY SOIL PRODUCTIVITY POTENTIALWHEN SOILS ARE PUDDLED FOR RICE AND UPLAND CROPS ARE GROWN IN ROTATION WITH RICE 
POOR WATER MANAGEMENT AND/OR REDUCED AVAILABILITY OF IRRIGATION WATER 
 
IRRIGATED RICE-WHEAT INSOUTH ASIA AND CHINA
THE RICE-WHEAT SYSTEM CURRENTLY INVOLVES EXTENSIVE TILLAGE INCLUDING PUDDLING FOR RICE 
BOTH RICE AND WHEAT ARE PLANTED ON THE FLAT WITH FLOOD IRRIGATION 
MOST CROP RESIDUES ARE REMOVED FOR FODDER OR FUEL OR ARE BURNED 

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