African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6693

Full Length Research Paper

Integrated crop management (ICM) for increasing rice production in Barind area

N. Khatun
  • N. Khatun
  • Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
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M. A. Rahman
  • M. A. Rahman
  • Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
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P. Devi
  • P. Devi
  • Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
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  •  Received: 23 July 2017
  •  Accepted: 14 November 2017
  •  Published: 19 April 2018

Abstract

An experiment was conducted at the Agronomy Field Laboratory, University of Rajshahi during the period from June, 2015 to December 2015 to study the effect of Integrated Crop Management (ICM) practice for increasing rice production in Barind area, Bangladesh. The experiment consisted of two factors that is, two variety which is BRRI dhan56 and BRRI dhan57, and five management practices like control, only weed management, only pest management, farmers practices and ICM practice. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Completely Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. Among the management practices, ICM gave the highest number of tillers plant-1, effective tillers plant-1, panicle length, number of grains panicle-1 and 1000-grain weight, and the lowest results were found in control. Between two varieties, BRRI dhan 56 produced the highest yield components like effective tillers plant-1, number of grains panicle-1 and 1000-grain weight than BRRI dhan 57. BRRI dhan 56 produced the highest grain yield than BRRI dhan 57 when the field was treated with ICM. So it can be concluded that the farmers are  advised to cultivate BRRI dhan 56 and adopt  ICM for maximizing rice production in Barind area in Bangladesh. 
 
Key words: Rice, variety, Integrated Crop Management (ICM), yield, Barind area.