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Rice yield increased with Haifa foliar feeding solutions

 

The field trial, conducted in Thailand, tested the effect of three foliar applications of multi-npK (13-3-43) as the rice fertilizer, compared to the traditional growing method. The results: increased yield and revenue

Agronomic effect of three foliar applications with multi-npK (13-3-43) was examined. Difference in yield and net profit was compared to the traditional growing method.

Crop/cultivar

Rice / Suphan 1 ( a long season cultivar)

Country / location Thailand / Lamphaya / Banglane / Nakornpatom/ Suphan-Niam’s farm
Objectives Increase yield
Haifa product tested Multi-npK (13-3-43)
Application method Foliar nutrition
Tested treatment 3 x foliar sprays @ 360 lit/ha (Knapsack sprayer); 33, 64, 81 days after planting @  2%, 3%, 3%, respectively.
Control treatment results Total yield: 6.6 MT/ha
Grower’s revenue from yield: 171 US$/Ha
Best treatment results Total yield: 8.2 MT/ha
Grower’s revenue from yield:  212.4 US$/Ha
Characteristics of best treatment Yield increase:  1.6 MT/ha (24% above control)
Cost of treatment (application + material) 31.5 US$/ha
Net benefit of best treatment 9.9 US$/ha
Benefit/Cost ratio 9.8
Conclusions This result is in good agreement with many previous experiments showing high contribution to foliar feeding of rice with Multi-K as rice fertilizer

The bottom line:

The foliar application with Multi-npK 13-3-43 increased the yield by 1.6MT/H and the revenue by 41.4 USD/Ha. The net income increased by 9.9 USD/Ha. This application will give best economical results when the grain prices are high or when agronomic condition is expected to be difficult.

Need more information about growing rice? You can always return to the rice fertilizer & rice crop guide table of contents