Plant growth, seed yield and apparent nutrient recovery of rice by the application of manure and fertilizer as different nitrogen sources in paddy soils

Aung Kyaw Myint, Takeo Yamakawa, Takahide Zenmyo

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In two different soils, high fertility Kasuya soil and low fertility Futsukaichi soil, both have a fertilization history of low level application using organic manures and fertilizers. In 2007, a pot experiment was conducted in a greenhouse using rice variety Manawthuka to investigate the effect of higher level applications. Cow manure (CM) and poultry manure (PM) were applied as organic nitrogen sources with three levels; 15, 30 and 45 ton ha-1 as low, middle and high level for CM and 3, 6 and 9 ton ha-1 for PM, respectively. The manure application rates were decided by the estimation of available N by the calculation. Same rank of application level provided nearly the same available N amount. In every manure application, 20 kg urea ha -1 was applied at basal. Urea fertilizer application at the rate of 50 kg N ha-1 (UF) and Japanese standard fertilizer application for rice at the rate of 85:54:85 kg ha-1 of N:P2O 5K2O (J-std) were included. In UF and J-std, three times of split application were carried out at basal, active tillering and panicle initiation stage. Growth characteristics (SPAD value, tiller number and plant height) were recorded during the cultivation period. Dry matter, seed yield and nitrogen (N) uptake were significantly greater in PM compared to CM and the highest in J-std, however no significant different was observed among the levels of CM. Apparent N recovery was higher in PM compared to CM due to the higher readily available nutrient content and larger major nutrient content of PM. In both soils, the efficiency of CM was very low for the nutrition of rice and only CM application is difficult to get the optimal rice yield by short-term.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-337
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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