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Application methods for Cyanobacteria and Azolla

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  • Broadcast 10 kg soil based culture/ha.  5-7 days after transplanting of rice seedlings
  • Maintain sufficient water (5 –10 cm) for 15 days 
  • A thick algal mat is formed at 15 days
  • Drain off water and allow algal mat to settle 
  • Incorporate as green manure before transplanting of rice (500 kg/ha)
  • Dual culture with rice 7 days after transplanting & allow to multiply and incorporate (500 kg/ha)

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R K Avasthe, Subhash Babu and Raghavendra Singh ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region
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