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Sustainable rice cultivation in coastal saline soils: a case study

Code: 9781838792398
Sukanta K. Sarangi and Buddheswar Maji, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, India

Chapter synopsis: This chapter describes the development of stress-tolerant rice varieties and management practices for their cultivation. The chapter offers a detailed account of sustainable rice cultivation practices including leaching of salts from the root zone, nutrient management for saline/acid saline soils, measures to reduce weeds, the use of mulching and cover crops, and measures for flood affected areas.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2016.0003.07
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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The Sundarbans region of India 3 Management of coastal acid saline soils 4 Salt- and flood-tolerant rice varieties for coastal saline soils 5 Nursery management for wet season rice 6 Rice field management after transplanting 7 Management practices for dry season rice 8 Managing toxic gases from coastal rice fields 9 Removing excess soluble salts from the root zone 10 Integrated nutrient management (INM) for coastal saline soils 11 Reducing salinity build-up through mulching/cover crops 12 Management practices for increasing income from rainfed lowlands 13 Contingency plan for cyclone affected area 14 Recommended practices for cultivation of kharif and rabi rice 15 Alternative livelihood options 16 Future trends and conclusion 17 Where to look for further information 18 References

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