SRI, the System of Rice Intensification: Less Can Be More 


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Sesbania sesban, var. ‘Mount Cotton’ Available

Daniel Sonke

ECHO now has seed of Sesbania sesban var nubica, cultivar "Mount Cotton". 

SRI, the System of Rice Intensification: Less Can Be More

Dawn Berkelaar

SRI involves the use of certain management practices which together provide better growing conditions for rice plants, particularly in the root zone, than those for plants grown under traditional practices.

We recently learned about a method of raising rice that produces substantially higher yields with the planting of far fewer seedlings and the use of fewer inputs than either traditional methods (i.e., water) or more “modern” methods (chemical fertilizer or agrochemicals).