Pakistan Rice production Trial 2012

National Agricultural research Centre
Islamabad, Pakistan

Findings

The principal findings of the field trial were as follows. The most favourable results were achieved by substituting 50% of the phosphorus applied as DAP with BioAgPhos® (as units of P), and the application of BioAg’s liquid nutrients Soil & Seed® (6 l/ha), Balance & Grow® (2 l/ha) and Fruit & Balance® (2 l/ha) at the recommended times after planting. This protocol is described in the report as “Treatment T4”. The benefits achieved were:

  • An increase in grain weight (g per 1,000 grains) – a measure of crop quality – of approximately 21.4%
  • An increase in crop yield of 8.2%
  • An increase in return on investment (ROI), as measured by the additional revenue received on the sale of the crop over the increase in input costs, of 19%