Rice cultivation and soil properties as affected by Alternative Wetting and Drying irrigation in Chau Thanh, An Giang province

Nguyen Van Chuong, Nguyen Anh Tu


The study that was carried out in winter-spring 2018 in Thoai Son, An Giang province, include experiments: Effects of (AWDI) to (i) Characters in soil; (ii) rice yield and (iii) water use and water use efficiency of Jasmine rice. The experiment was carried out with 4 treatments, 4 replications. The treatments ranged from continuous submergence (NT1) of the field to a number of delayed irrigations (NT2, NT3, NT4) denoting application of 4 cm irrigation water when water level in the perforated PVC pipe fell 18, 14 and 10 cm below ground level. The study revealed that NT1 attributed by the highest total water use (118 cm) and the lowest WUE (60.3 kg/ha/cm) produced the highest grain yield (8,10 t/ha). On the contrary, the yields in NT3 (6.80 t/ha) and NT2 (5.80 t/ha) were significantly lower at 0,5 times level of significance compared to that of NT1 and NT4 (7.83 t/ha).

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