Band application of fertilizer with machine transplanter in paddy fields. 4. Effect of slow release fertilizer for band application on the growth and grain yield of rice
Oh, Y.B.; Kim, B.H.; Yun, Y.D.; Oh, Y.J.; Park, R.K.
Research Reports of the Rural Development Administration, Rice 33(2): 24-33
In field trials in 1989-90, rice seedlings were given band applications of 500-610 kg/ha of slow release NPK fertilizer during machine transplanting or conventional applications of 320 kg/ha from 20 d after transplanting. Band application increased the number of tillers/hill and slightly increased grain yields. Grain quality was decreased by increasing basal fertilizer rates and with N application at panicle initiation.