Application of chitosan in rice production

S Boonlertnirun, C Boonraung, R Suvanasara

Abstract


Chitosan is a natural biopolymer which stimulates growth and increases yield of plants as well as induces the immune system of plants. The objectives of this study were to determine appropriate applications for increasing of the rice yield. The experiment was performed with randomized complete block design (RCBD) with four replications. Four treatments were done as follows: no chitosan application, seed soaking with chitosan solution, seed soaking and soil application with chitosan solution and seed soaking and foliar spraying with chitosan solution. The results showed that application of chitosan by seed soaking and soil application four times throughout cropping season significantly increased rice yield over the other treatments whereas application by seed soaking and spraying the foliar four times tended to show an ability on disease control. However, it did not show statistically significant differences when compared with the control.

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Printed ISSN: 0857-6149

Online ISSN: 2630-0508