About Rice Crop Manager for Odisha, India
Rice Crop Manager aims to sustain the productivity of
rice-based cropping systems and increase the net income of
farmers in Odisha, India. It achieves this by providing
irrigated and rainfed rice farmers with a crop and nutrient
management guideline customized to the needs of the individual
farmer. Rice Crop Manager uses a farmer’s answers to
questions on his or her rice farming practices to automatically
generate a rice crop management guideline aimed at increasing
the farmer’s net income.
Rice Crop Manager is designed for use by extension workers, crop advisors, input providers, and agricultural service providers who interview farmers using a personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. After the interview, the collected information can be stored on the computer, smartphone, or tablet until the device is connected to the Internet through a Web browser. Collected information is then transmitted via the Internet to the Rice
Crop Manager `model', which calculates and transmits a crop management guideline for the rice-based cropping system within moments back to the computer, smartphone, or tablet. Each guideline provides an actionable and unique recommendation for the crop, which matches the location-specific cropping practices and needs of the farmer. The guideline is then provided to the farmer as a one-page printout, which the extension worker, input provider, or service provider can also use to advise the farmer on how to increase net income from rice production.
The concept and framework for Rice Crop Manager was
developed by IRRI. The nutrient management guideline provided by Rice Crop Manager is based on the principles of site-specific nutrient management (SSNM), as developed for rice through partnerships of IRRI with national agricultural research organizations in Asia. The Nutrient Manager for Rice developed by IRRI in 2008-2010 provides the SSNM-based, nutrient management component in Rice Crop Manager. The Rice Crop Manager developed by IRRI in 2013 for the Philippines and Bangladesh provides the framework for the crop management decision-making logic used in the Rice Crop Manager for Odisha.
Rice Crop Manager was adapted, evaluated, and verified for rice cultivation in Odisha through collaboration of IRRI with the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) and the National Rice Research Institute (NRRI).
The development of Rice Crop Manager was made possible through support from the
Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development
For additional information, please contact:
Dr. (Mrs.) Sheetal Sharma
Soil Scientist/ Nutrient Management Specialist-South Asia
IRRI-India, NASC complex, DPS Marg,
Pusa, New Delhi-110012, India
Tel: +91 1166219296(O), +91 9873417161(M)
Developed by the:
as a product of research
collaboration with OUAT and NRRI
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Terms and conditions
Rice Crop Manager provides a crop and nutrient management
guideline for rice in irrigated and rainfed lowland environments
of Odisha, India. The use of this software is subject to the
following terms and conditions:
Rice Research Institute (IRRI) does not endorse or promote
specific agricultural inputs and fertilizers, and it does not
guarantee the accuracy of an analysis labeled on commercial
agricultural input and fertilizers. The software assumes that
the N, P2O5, and K2O analysis
labeled on a bag of fertilizer or organic material accurately
reflects the content of plant nutrients. Many factors beyond the
scope of Rice Crop Manager - such as climate and water
availability - affect rice yield. IRRI does not guarantee a
targeted rice yield will be attained with the provided crop
management guidelines. The content of the software is subject to
change without notice.
Limitation of liability
Under no circumstances and under no legal theory, whether
tort, contract, or otherwise, shall the Board of Directors of
the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) or any of its
affiliates, officers, employees, or other representatives be
liable to you or any other person for any direct, indirect,
special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character
including, without limitation, damages for loss of goodwill,
work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all
other commercial damages or losses, specifically including
damages to crops and soil resulting from the application of the
software, or for any damages or liabilities even if IRRI shall
have been informed of the possibility of such damages or
liabilities, or for any claim by any other party. This
limitation of liability shall apply to liability for death or
personal injury except to the extent applicable law prohibits
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Crop establishment Variety
Note: Use this recommendation for only.
yield on Target
, t/ha (14% MC)
sacks at 50
kg/sack Variety 1:
Variety 2: sacks
t/ha (14% MC)
Hand weed..if necessary.
Use # x
# cm plant spacing
Apply zinc sulfate to nursery.
Consult IRRI / CIMMYT or
OUAT for training on mat nursery preparation.
Use 15 to 20 day old
seedlings for mechanical transplanting.
Apply 3 t/ha organic fertilizer
* Achievable yield in the wet season with
good management practices
fertilizer for ()
* Application of fertilizer during early
stage can be basal
Delay application of urea up
water is too little or too much within
or at active tillering. If the condition
persists at ,
apply urea at panicle initiation.
Apply of urea at panicle initiation stage when
water is too little or too much during active tillering stage.
current yield: Variety
Variety 2: t/ha
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