International Network for Natural Sciences

intensive-production-systems-rice-for-africaBy:Bandaogo Alimata, Andrews Opoku, Fofana Bidjokazo, Sansan Youl, Safo Ebenezer, Abaidoo Robert5

  1. Department of Natural Resource Management/ Production Systems, INERA, Bobo-Dioulasso Burkina Faso
  2. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  3. International Fertilizer Development Center, Lomé, Togo
  4. International Fertilizer Development Center, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  5. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria

Nitrogen and phosphorus deficiencies are some of the main factors restricting irrigated rice (Oryza sativa L.) productivity in Burkina Faso. Urea supergranules (USG) have been proven to increase rice yield but this increased productivity is likely to be constrained because P is becoming limiting in irrigated rice systems.

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