Rice-the staple food-Crop Establishment
- Crop establishment is the establishment of seeds or seedlings in the field in order to obtain a successful crop with an optimum potential yield.
- Two main methods are practiced in Sri Lanka (extent of crop established with each method is given in Table 1).
- The choice of the method of establishment depends on factors such as,
- “age” of the variety
- soil moisture level
- climatic conditions
- availability of inputs and labor
Table 1: Extent of crop established under different methods (2011/12 Yala and 2012 Maha)
Method of crop establisment
Parachute (seedling broadcasting)