Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Rice on rice
Here is a fascinating article on a long-running experiment at the IRRI research center in the Philippines, where they have been growing multiple crops of rice every year in the same field for decades. It is amazing that they can coax consistent high yields from the same plot without rotating--common agronomic sense would have us believe that the soil would decrease in fertility and the plants be beset with insect and disease problems. I guess not.