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Module 6

Planning good crop-management practices
To apply good crop-management practices, it is necessary
Introduce the materials (e.g. cotton used for constructing the calendar. Picture the rice-plant development

when the rice plant starts developing tillers and for how long. When transplanting is late, a good part of the tillering potential can be lost. Plant development also determines the ‘right’ time for weeding and fertilizer plant growth stages and the appropriate timing of

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Start with extreme stages— seed and rice plant at the maturity phase; Introduce successively the booting, panicle initiation, then seed germination, four-leaf, tillering initiation and maximum tillering stages;

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Introduce the three plant development phases; Make a metaphor with the grain store.

Learning objectives At the end of this session farmers will: Have an overview of the rice-plant developmental stages. development, i.e. tillering, panicle initiation and Know the optimal management practices to be carried out at the different developmental stages, i.e. transplanting, weed control, fertilizer application and water management.

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Develop the cropping calendar Start with the extreme stages— nursery sowing and rice harvesting;

transplanting, weed control and fertilizer application. Discuss the appropriate crop management practices, in particular timely transplanting, weed control and timely fertilizer application.

PLAR–IRM Curriculum: Facilitator’s Manual (Defoer et al., 2009). Module 6, page 1.

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Module 6
Planning good crop-management practices

Procedure

current module. 3. The facilitator displays a piece of cotton cloth with a horizontal line in the middle, graduated line. The facilitator explains that below plant development stages and that practices1.

that this rice development stage corresponds to point 0 on the timeline and that it is also the time for nursery sowing commonly grown lowland rice variety in the area. The...
PLAR–IRM Curriculum: Facilitator’s Manual (Defoer et al., 2009). 49
Module 6, page 1.
Planning good crop-management practices
Module 6
Learning objectives
To apply good crop-management practices, it is necessary
when the rice plant starts developing tillers and for
how long. When transplanting is late, a good part of the
tillering potential can be lost. Plant development also
determines the ‘right’ time for weeding and fertilizer
plant growth stages and the appropriate timing of
At the end of this session farmers will:
Have an overview of the rice-plant developmental
stages.
development, i.e. tillering, panicle initiation and
Know the optimal management practices to be
carried out at the different developmental stages, i.e.
transplanting, weed control, fertilizer application and
water management.
Introduce the materials (e.g. cotton Introduce the materials (e.g. cotton
used for constructing the calendar.used for constructing the calendar.
Picture the rice-plant development Picture the rice-plant development
--Start with extreme stages—Start with extreme stages—
seed and rice plant at the seed and rice plant at the
maturity phase; maturity phase;
--Introduce successively the Introduce successively the
booting, panicle initiation, then booting, panicle initiation, then
seed germination, four-leaf, seed germination, four-leaf,
tillering initiation and maximum tillering initiation and maximum
tillering stages; tillering stages;
--Introduce the three plant Introduce the three plant
development phases; development phases;
--Make a metaphor with the Make a metaphor with the
grain store.grain store.
Develop the cropping calendar Develop the cropping calendar
--Start with the extreme stages—Start with the extreme stages—
nursery sowing and rice nursery sowing and rice
harvesting; harvesting;
transplanting, weed control and transplanting, weed control and
fertilizer application.fertilizer application.
Discuss the appropriate crop Discuss the appropriate crop
management practices, in management practices, in
particular timely transplanting, particular timely transplanting,
weed control and timely fertilizer weed control and timely fertilizer
application.application.