Effect of Kharif Paddy Straw Management Options on Nitrogen Requirement to Rabi Paddy

Navya. K *

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural College, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Polasa, Jagtial, India.

Uma Reddy. R

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural College, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Polasa, Jagtial, India.

Krishna Chaitanya. A

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural College, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Polasa, Jagtial, India.

Suneetha Devi. K. B

Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Polasa, Jagtial, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


A study conducted during the rabi season of 2020-21 at the Regional Agricultural Research Station, Polasa, Jagtial, under the auspices of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, yielded insightful findings. The investigation revealed that incorporating paddy straw with a C:N ratio of 71:1 led to the immobilization of soil mineral nitrogen. Specifically, during 7, 15, and 30 days after treatment (DAT), approximately 7.2, 9.3, and 7.03 kg ha-1 of available nitrogen respectively was immobilized without phosphorus, whereas with phosphorus addition, the figures rose to 10.94, 14.75, and 11.04 kg ha-1 during the same time frames. Notably, after harvest of rabi rice significantly higher soil available nitrogen levels were recorded under paddy straw incorporation with phosphorus (169.7 kg ha-1), followed by incorporation without phosphorus (161.2 kg ha-1), and paddy straw burning (151.9 kg ha-1). Moreover, the application of nitrogen at graded levels impacted soil available nitrogen. Based on these findings, it was recommended, to counteract the immobilization effect and maximize crop yield, it was advised to apply 15% excess of recommended dose of nitrogen (RDN), as basal application.

Keywords: Rice production, soil mineral nitrogen, rice straw, straw management

How to Cite

Navya. K, Uma Reddy. R, Krishna Chaitanya. A, & Suneetha Devi. K. B. (2024). Effect of Kharif Paddy Straw Management Options on Nitrogen Requirement to Rabi Paddy. Asian Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 10(2), 327–335. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajsspn/2024/v10i2290


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