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Journal: Vegetos- An International Journal of Plant Research

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Year :2010, Volume : 23, Issue :2
First page : (161) Last page : (166)
Print ISSN : 0970-4078. Online ISSN : 2229-4473.


Genotype X Tillage Interactions of Basmati and non-Basmati Indica rices (Oryza sativa L.) and Impact of Genotypic Expression on Biological Weed Control under Aerobic Planting Patterns

Singh Devi*

Molecular Biology Laboratory Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut–250 110 (UP), India.

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Twenty four genotypes of Basmati and non-Basmati rice (Oryza sativa) were evaluated under transplanted aerobic planting patterns, zero-till unpuddled flats and permanent raised beds in a core experiment of Collaborative Participatory Rice-Wheat Consortium for the Indo-Gangetic Plains. The soil microbes made soil ready and maintained for the next crop by bio-burning and Bio-tilling. The varieties Pusa Basmati-1, Basmati 370, Type-3, N-10B, Vallabh Dhan-1 and Vallabh Basmati-8 are tall growing and had more foliage whereas Sugandha-2, Sugandha-3, CT-6510-24-1-R, IR-64, IR-55-423, and Magadh have early growth vigour; hence all these suppressed the weeds efficiently. The varieties Type-3, N10 B, Pusa Basmati-1, CT-6510-24-1-R and Anjali varieties gave higher yield when transplanted on raised beds and suppressed the weed growth significantly and thus reduced cost of cultivation.