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Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
On-line version ISSN 1678-3921
FAGERIA, NAND KUMAR. Potassium use efficiency of upland rice genotypes. Pesq. agropec. bras. [online]. 2000, vol.35, n.10, pp. 2115-2120. ISSN 1678-3921. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-204X2000001000025.
Use of nutrient efficient cultivar in crop production is an important strategy in reducing cost of crop production. A greenhouse experiment was conducted at the Embrapa-Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Arroz e Feijão, Experimental Station of Capivara, Santo Antonio de Goiás, Brazil, to study the efficiency of 15 genotypes of upland rice (Oryza sativa L.) at low (without K application) and high (application of 200 mg kg-1 of K) levels of K applied in the soil. Genotypes differed significantly in relation to grain yield and K use efficiency. Based on grain yield at low K level and agronomic efficiency of K use, genotypes were classified as efficient and unefficient. Genotypes Rio Paranaíba, L141 and Guarani were classified as efficient and responsives. Second most important group of the genotypes was efficient and non-responsive. Genotypes CNA6187, CNA7911 and CNA7680 fall in this category.