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How can farmers help lessen the impacts of La Nina?

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1. Plant submergence tolerant rice varieties such as NSIC Rc194 (Submarino 1) and PSB Rc68 (Sacobia) in areas prone to flooding. 2. Adjust planting calendar where flowering, grain filling, and harvesting should not fall in period of heavy rainfall or strong winds. 3. Repair dikes, drainage, and irrigation canals. 4. Drain excess water from rice […]

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How to make Observation Well for Controlled Irrigation

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Making the observation well 1. Make an observation well out of a plastic tube or bamboo that is 25 cm long with at least 10 cm diameter. When using a bamboo, make sure there is no node within the cut material. 2. Designate one end of the tube as top. From the topmost part of […]

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How to save water with controlled irrigation

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The total water requirement for the whole cropping season varies depending on soil type, topography, proximity to drainage, depth of water table, subsoil profile characteristics, crop duration, area of contiguous fields, and cultural management practices. 1. Use shallow dry tillage. After harvesting, rotavate or plow under the field to minimize the formation of deep cracks […]

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Practical and doable water-saving techniques in controlled irrigation

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Pre-planting techniques 1. Construct farm ditch parallel or across dikes to facilitate transfer of water at higher rates. Do this during land preparation. This favors efficient use of water and time. The farm ditch maybe any of the following sizes: About 30 cm wide an ideal size; facilitates faster flow of water, easier to manage […]

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Water management practices at different growth stages

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The water requirement of the rice plant and the effects of water stress vary at different growth stages. Water supply is more critical in some growth stages such that moisture stress at these stages reduces yield. Seedling stage For transplanted rice, maintain around 23 cm pond water depth to prevent hardening of the soil during […]

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What is Controlled Irrigation?

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Proper irrigation techniques can be used to increase the efficiency of farm inputs and at the same time help the plant grow healthier. It suggests simple but water wise pre planting farm practices and uses an observation well to know the right timing of irrigation when executing safe alternate wetting and drying (AWD) during the […]

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