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Sustainable rice yield improvement programme in Merbok, Kedah


Oslan, Nur Lyana Farhan and Mohd Fesool, Mohd Fahmi and Jusop, Shamshuddin and Othman, Radziah and Ishak, Che Fauziah and Man, Norsida (2013) Sustainable rice yield improvement programme in Merbok, Kedah. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Pertama Program Pemindahan Ilmu (KTP 01), 21-23 Ogos 2013, Equatorial Hotel, Bangi. (pp. 978-981).


Development of Kedah as a state in northern Peninsular Malaysia occurs rapidly when switching pattern of its economic base from trading to agriculture base, especially rice farming. Therefore, Merbok was chosen as the site for carrying out the study because it is outside the area of paddy granaries. However, it still contributes to the higher yield. Thus, knowledge transfer program (KTP) was carried out to help preserve more agricultural fields in the area. Program carried out by selecting four (4) farmers and take at least 0.7 ha to 1.4 ha of each participant to be a demo plot. Knowledge transfer program started from September, 2012 and will end in August, 2014 include seminars, advisory services in collaboration with farmers in Merbok. The method of used beneficial microbes (bio-fertilizer) and lime (GML). Expected results of the program is that farmers become more knowledgeable in rice production resulting in increase income.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Publisher: Program Pemindahan Ilmu - Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia
Keywords: Acid sulfate soil; Aluminium toxicity; Ground magnesium limestone (GML); Rice
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 06:59
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 06:59
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66450
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