Monday, February 26, 2024

Rice farmers advised to adopt SRI tech for higher yield

Noticing the falling yield of rice in Pakistan the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) representative has urged the Pakistani rice farmers to adopt the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) prepared by the World Bank Institute (WBI) and widely practiced in several rice growing countries successfully for achieving higher productivity and water savings.Rice farmers advised to adopt SRI tech for higher yield-Agriculture Information Bank(agrinfobank.com)
In a statement Zulfikar Thaver member UNGC lauded the efforts of the WBI for preparing and promoting the SRI and said that the SRI is a guide for rice farmers and teaches them rice planting and water management for increase in yield and income. It is based on six key elements and educates the rice farmers in land preparation, seedlings preparation, innovative transplanting, intermittent irrigation, rotary weeding and organic fertilisation.
He said it is a marvelous system which can give remarkable improvement in yield per acre and lowers cost of production scientifically.
After studying the SRI one realises the need to adopt the system without loss of time. It is pertinent to note that no heavy farm machinery is required as it is very simple and its application is based on methods and techniques and simple devices are used in plantation after land preparation and intermittent irrigation under single plantation techniques.
He urged the ministry of agriculture to immediately contact the WBI and plan to introduce the SRI for the next cultivation for all varieties of rice in all the provinces for best results.
 

News Source                            News Collated by agrinfobank.com Team

Courtesy The Nation

Read more

READ MORE ARTICLES

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Vegetables calendar for Pakistan

Tomato, Hot pepper, sweet pepper, Brinjal, Cucumber, Okra, Bottle Gourd, Sponge Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Tinda Gourd, Pumpkin, Arum, Potato, Mint, Turmeric, Ginger, Musk Melon, Water...

Climate Change’s Impact on Pakistan’s Agriculture and Livestock

Pakistan is an agricultural country heavily dependent on its...

Hot pepper production New Mexico saw an increase in 2020

For chiles, 2020 wasn’t all bad as New Mexico...

Dams of Agriculture

Dams of Agriculture: All in average about 70% of...

Fertilizer Companies in Pakistan: Nourishing Agriculture for a Growing Nation

Fertilizer Companies in Pakistan: Nourishing Agriculture for a Growing...
Need Help? Chat with Us
Please accept our privacy policy first to start a conversation.