How to grow Upland rice
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CTA. 1989. How to grow Upland rice. Spore 22. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Arraudeau, M.A., and B.S.Vergara, 1988. 'A Farmer's Primer on Growing Upland Rice' 280pp. ISBN 971 104 170 7. Published by IRRI Available from: IRRI - Los Banos PO Box 933 1099 Manila PHILIPPINES
About 90% of the world's UpIand rice farmers grow rice onty for their own food. They are among the world's poorest. Upland rice farmers, who cultivate about 20 million hectares worldwide, can seldom afford fertilizers or other inputs, and yields average only one tonne per hectare. Yet better croppmg prachces and improved varieties could double yields Now the International Rice Research Insbtute(IRRI) has published the fourth in their series of 'Farmer's Primers' ('A Farmer's Primer on Growing Upland Rice'). It is published jointly with IRAT (the French institute for tropical research in Agriculture and food products). The book aims to help these very poor farmers to improve their production of dryland rice. It explains both how to use improved production practices and why they should be adopted. The 280-page book contains information not included in 'IRRl's first Farmer's Primer on Growing Rice'. For example, the insects section includes dryland pests such as ants, termites, white grubs, and root aphids. Information on diseases, nutrient management, and cropping systems of upland rice are also included. The paperback primer is abundantly illustrated with line drawings on every topic covered and is bound so as not to fall apart when fully opened or carried about in the field. Arraudeau, M.A., and B.S.Vergara, 1988. 'A Farmer's Primer on Growing Upland Rice' 280pp. ISBN 971 104 170 7. Published by IRRI Available from: IRRI - Los Banos PO Box 933 1099 Manila PHILIPPINES