Title: Sustainability of preserving seed in panicle and applying single seedling to minimise production cost of rice
Authors: Mohammad Mominul Islam
Addresses: Faculty of Business Administration, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Abstract: This study is about the experiments of preserving rice seed in panicle and transplanting the seed as a single seedling approach, applying least production inputs to produce rice in the light of the Islamic farming. Verse 47 and 261 of the 12th and 2nd chapter of the Holy Qur'an outlines the technologies on keeping rice seed in ears and single seedling. The laboratory and field tests reveal that seed in panicle results in 100% germination along with statistically significant length of root, shoot and dry weight compared with the market seed following least significant difference. The technologies require 100% less seed cost, 80% of seedling, 33% of fertiliser and 50% of irrigation cost with an increase of yield by 21.50%. As such, the cost and benefit ratio analysis shows that the marginal farmers are highly benefited to curb their production cost by lifting rice seed in panicle following a single seedling transplantation method.
Keywords: agriculture; conservation agriculture; Islamic farming; innovation; technology; rice seed; single seedling; sustainability.
International Journal of Agriculture Innovation, Technology and Globalisation, 2020 Vol.1 No.4, pp.375 - 388
Received: 19 Sep 2019
Accepted: 07 Feb 2020
Published online: 18 Dec 2020 *