Development of a Solar Energy Operated Weeder for Wetland Paddy Crop

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A solar energy operated two-row weeder was developed for weeding in wetland paddy crop. Its major components are power source, power transmission system, weeding wheels, and a float. The power source comprised a DC motor, solar panel, and power storage unit with maximum power point tracker and motor controller. Solar panel/power storage unit through a […]

Unique technique enables Tanzanian rice growers produce more with less seeds, water and land

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Smallholder rice farmers drawn from green rolling hills of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania are benefiting from a unique farming technique that has enabled them produce more with less seeds, water, and smaller plots of land while applying the Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The technique dubbed System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is an environmentally sustainable farming method […]

SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION (SRI) -CULTIVATION

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The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) has emerged as a promising agricultural methodology for enhancing rice productivity while promoting sustainability and resilience in rice cultivation systems. This abstract aims to provide an overview of SRI, highlighting its principles, practices, and potential benefits. SRI emphasizes the optimization of plant growth conditions through improved soil, water, and […]