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Productivity, Energy Use Efficiency and Economics of Organic Scented Rice Cultivation in Sub-Humid Agroecosystem

Seal, A; Bera, R; Roy chowdhury, R; Mukhopadhyay, K and Mukherjee, S (2017) Productivity, Energy Use Efficiency and Economics of Organic Scented Rice Cultivation in Sub-Humid Agroecosystem. Asian Research Journal of Agriculture, 3 (4), pp. 1-11.

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The increasing demand for organic cereals especially indigenous scented rice varieties in the recent years has peaked farmers’ interest towards its organic production. However, the threat of crop loss under organic cultivation has been holding back large scale initiatives. Inhana Rational Farming (IRF) Technology has come up as a promising organic package of practice towards mitigating this drawback of organic production that too at an affordable economics. The present study was conducted to generate scientific information regarding organic scented rice cultivation (Oryza sativa var. ‘Gobindobhog’) utilizing this organic POP in terms of productivity, energy use efficiency and economics. The yield of scented rice cultivated using organic POP was found to be 18% higher than the conventionally grown ones. In terms of energy use efficiency as well, organic POP was calculated to be more efficient signifying the role of organic practice in sustainable agriculture. Net profitability of organic paddy increased up to 17% with a minimum premium price of 25%. This increased higher income opportunity from same unit of land was an added benefit apart from improved soil quality in general; under organic management.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Scented rice; crop management; yield; energy use efficiency; organic cultivation
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Soil > Soil quality
Farming Systems > Farm economics
Environmental aspects
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: India
Deposited By: Bera, Dr. Ranjan
ID Code:32131
Deposited On:10 Oct 2017 08:44
Last Modified:10 Oct 2017 08:44
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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