ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Febri Doni1, Norela Sulaiman2 , Anizan Isahak2, Wan Nurashiqin Wan Mohamad3, Che Radziah Che Mohd Zain1, Abidah Ashari1 and Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff1
1School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor D.E, Malaysia.
2School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor D.E, Malaysia.
3Centre for General Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor D.E, Malaysia.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2015;9(2):927-933
© The Author(s). 2015
Received: 20/02/2015 | Accepted: 24/04/2015 | Published: 30/06/2015
Abstract

System of Rice Intensification(SRI) is an agroecologically sound rice cultivation method that has been proven to improve yield and support Sustainable rice farming towards achieving green economy. A study was conducted to evaluate the impact of SRI practices from an agroecological perspective in Kampung Kesang Tasek, Ledang, Johore. The results showed that SRI significantly increases the number of rice tillers, plant height, filled grains and 1000 grain weight, and increase rice productivity up to 7.58 ton/ha, increase the number of soil beneficial microbes, as well as insect biodiversity. The results proven that SRI should be considered as a potential cultivation method for sustainable rice production. The volunteer of the farmers to try this cultivation method support the success of this effort.

Keywords

System of Rice Intensification(SRI), agroecology, Sustainable rice farming, ecosystem services

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