Achim Dobermann, deputy director general for research at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI; http://irri.org ), and Leigh Vial, head of IRRI's experiment station, are conducting a special project, the IRRI Agronomy Challenge, in which they are demonstrating how to grow a productive rice crop in a 25 x 100-meter field on IRRI's research farm.
In this installment, Mr. Vial looks at assessing biotic influences (both good and bad) that are taking place as the rice crop approaches its maximum tillering stage. He consults with Dr. Nancy Castilla, IRRI plant plant pathologist, on how to proceed with this assessment, which will take place in the coming days.
International Rice Research Institute
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