Paddy Residue Management: A Need of the Hour | Chapter 08 | New Perspectives in Agriculture and Crop Science Vol. 1

India produces about 500 million tonnes (Mt) of crop residues annually. Paddy is the major crop of Punjab and Haryana states of India and is being cultivated in an area of about 300 million ha and 1.35 million ha, respectively. Paddy straw produced is not preferred as animal feed due to high silica content. Burning of paddy straw in field is a major challenge in Punjab and Haryana agriculture today as it contributes to reduced air quality and human respiratory ailments in intensive rice-production areas. Therefore, evaluation and popularization of technologies at farm level need concentrated efforts of researchers through farmers’ participatory approach of technology evaluation and dissemination.

Author(s) Details

Vikas Sheoran

Department of Horticulture, CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India.

Anil Kumar Malik

Department of Extension Education, CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India.

Sunil Kumar

Department of Seed Science and Technology, CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India.

Suryapal Singh

Department of Seed Science and Technology, CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India.

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