Water depth markers - an essential tool for good establishment

Water depth markers are an essential tool for good establishment

Shallow water depth management during establishment of ponded rice crops is key to achieving high yields and water use efficiency. In shallow water, the seedling grows to the surface faster to commence photosynthesis to support more growth, better root development, develop biomass and less wind damage occurs, compared to seedlings in deep water. 

Rice Extension Newsletter, October 2017