Rice-wheat cropping systems in South Asia: issues, options and opportunities

Ahmad Nawaz, Muhammad Farooq, Faisal Nadeem, Kadambot H. M. Siddique, Rattan Lal

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Options for improving the yield and sustainability of the rice-wheat cropping system include the use of resource-conservation technologies such as no-till wheat, laser-assisted land levelling, and direct-seeded aerobic rice. Other useful strategies include seed priming, carbon trading and payment, the inclusion of legumes, and eco-friendly and biological methods of weed control. The persistent issue of burning crop residues could be resolved by incorporating these residues into biogas/ethanol and biochar production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-427
Number of pages33
JournalCrop & Pasture Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2019


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