978-613-9-47524-7

Effect of N and Si on Growth, Yield and Quality of Rice var. MTU-7029

An essential nutrient for sustaining rice production

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Summary:

This is a reference book, which describes importance, use and basic information relevant to nitrogen (N) and Silicon (Si) in rice. Application of nitrogen with silicon raises the optimum nitrogen level from its existing level due to its synergistic effect. However, Si is not considered as an essential nutrient for plant growth and chiefly absorbed from soil i.e. several folds higher than those of other essential macronutrients in certain plant species. While it is so difficult to prove the essentiality of Si, experts often call the element beneficial or even “quassi essential”. Apparently applied Si seems to interact favorably with other applied fertilizers e.g. N, P and K and offers the potential to improve their agronomic performance and efficiency such as yield. Si amended rice plants possess varying degrees of ability to tolerate biotic stresses, such as attack of insect, pests and pathogens and abiotic stresses like toxicity of soil Al, Fe, Mn and salts. Si supply also helps to reduce cuticular transpiration and to some extent crop lodging caused by excessive N supply. Present book is basically written for academician, researchers and students in the field of soil fertility.

Author:

Kamlesh Kumar Singh

Biographie:

Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Singh, working as SMS (Soil Sci.) at KVK, Muzaffarpur, Dr. RPCAU, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar (India) and have Ph.D. in Ag. Chem. & Soil Sci. from VBSPU, Jaunpur, U. P. (India) in 2003. Dr. Singh has recipient of 3 reputed awards and has published more than 25 research papers, 12 extension bulletins, 4 folders and 25 popular articles

Number of Pages:

136

Book language:

English

Published On:

2019-04-01

ISBN:

978-613-9-47524-7

Publishing House:

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Keywords:

Nitrogen, Silicon, Rice, quality, Yield

Product category:

SCIENCE / Horticulture