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Title: Effect of potassium on rice lodging under high nitrogen nutrition
Contributor(s): Bhiah, Karim (author); Guppy, Christopher (author)orcid ; Lockwood, Peter V (author); Jessop, Robin S (author)
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: Lodging of rice in Iraq reduces production by 30-35% and may be related to the agronomic practice of supplying high nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) nutrition in the absence of applied potassium (K). An experiment was undertaken in glasshouses at the University of New England to investigate the effect of K fertilisation on rice growth using a standard rice variety similar to that grown in Iraq (Amber13). Two semidwarf varieties known to have different susceptibility to lodging were used for comparison. Amber13 was most susceptible to lodging. Application of K significantly increased tiller number (40-140%), plant height (<30%), shoot (120-140%) and root (80-300%) dry matter production and stem diameter (30-80%) in all varieties, although differences between varieties were observed. Lodging occurred primarily from the base, due to poor root growth in the absence of K. Potassium application successfully overcame lodging incidence in all three varieties. Trials of both K application, and seedling planting depth, should be instigated in lodging susceptible areas of the Iraqi rice production region.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane, Australia, 1st - 6th August, 2010
Conference Details: 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane, Australia, 1st - 6th August, 2010
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil Solutions for a Changing World, p. 136-139
Publisher: International Union of Soil Sciences and Australian Society of Soil Science Inc
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 070306 Crop and Pasture Nutrition
050304 Soil Chemistry (excl Carbon Sequestration Science)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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