1. Abstract, Plant Production Science, 2019 January Mechanised rice production has started to take place in response to rural labour shortage and increased labour cost in Khammouan province in central Laos where subsistence rice production is being replaced with commercial agriculture. This paper...
  2. This book is of unusual significance. It is the first IADS-sponsored volume on a commodity written expecially for authorities, nonagricultural as well as agricultural, in developing countries and for the assistance agencies which cooperate with them.
  3. 2009-07-01 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #2 In a 2001 ECHO Development Notes article, “SRI, the System of Rice Intensification: Less can be more,” ECHO first reported on SRI’s radical rice production steps including: Transplanting rice seedlings when the first two leaves have emerged, usually sometime...
  4. 2010-01-01 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #4 Does rice straw have any value? Looking at the practices of most farmers, it seems not! The burning of rice straw is a common sight during the harvest period in many parts of Asia. Yet a number of farmers think otherwise. One of them is Isidro Prado from...
  5. 2013-07-20 The System of Rice Intensification (SRI; see EDN 70, and http://sri.ciifad.cornell.edu/) has changed the way millions of farmers plant rice. The management practices used with SRI have also now been tried with many other crops. Here we present an update about crops that have demonstrated...
  6. 2001-01-20 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...
  7. 2002-04-20 A researcher in the Sri Lankan national agricultural research system began screening a number of green manure crops for biomass production and N-content. Sesbania rostrata stood out among the species that were screened (others included S. sesban, S. aculeata, Crotalaria juncea and C. caricia).
  8. 2001-04-20 Some feedback from an article about the System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
  9. 2002-10-01 The July/September 2001 issue of Appropriate Technology (Volume 28, No. 3) included several articles about SRI (System of Rice Intensification; see EDN 70).
  10. 2001-10-20 In late January of this year [2001], two private companies announced that they have mapped the entire genome (i.e. all of the genes) of the rice variety ‘NIPPON barre.’