On-line version ISSN 1678-4499
LEITE, Norberto; GARGANTINI, Hermano; GOMES, A. Gentil and IGUE, Toshio. Effect of different nitrogen fertilizers on the productivity of flooded rice. Bragantia [online]. 1970, vol.29, n.unico, pp. 263-272. ISSN 1678-4499. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0006-87051970000100024.
A study on the response of flooded rice crops to different kind and doses of nitrogen fertilizers was made. Also the necessity of separating experimental plots with a dike to avoid possible interference among treatments due to solubilization and movement of fertilizers was verified. The experience was carried out at the Experimental Station of Paraíba Valley Service, at Pindamonhangaba, S.P. The fertilizers tested were: castor bean mead, ammonium sulfate and Cal-Nitro in 3 different levels. A constant amount of potassium and phosphorus was applied to all treatments. The rice variety used was Iguape Agulha. Results indicated that there was a significative increase on rice grain production after application of nitrogen fertilizers. Castor bean mead was the most effective in increasing the yield, followed by Ammonium Sulfate and Cal-Nitro. The data also showed that dike construction is unnecessary, because no interference of one treatment on another could be detected.