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In a study on CH4 emission from flooded rice fields under irrigated conditions, fields planted with rice emitted more methane than unplanted fields. The CH4 efflux in planted plots varied with the rice variety and growth stage and ranged from 4 to 26 mg h-1m-2. During the reproductive stage of the rice plants, CH4 emission was high and the oxidation power(More)
The impact of a firm's strategic marketing mix choices on profitability can be evaluated by understanding the impact of those choices on consumer demand for the firm's products and on the firm's costs. Additionally, a firm's strategic marketing mix choices, and its demand and costs can be affected by rival firms' strategic choices. Therefore, to understand(More)
Green manures are widely used in rice production and may influence methane efflux (CH4). Influence of application of Azolla (A. caroliniana Wild.), a widely used biofertilizer for rice (Oryza sativa L.), on CH4 efflux from a flooded alluvial soil planted to rice, and select soil and plant variables were investigated in a field experiment at Cuttack, India.(More)
Methane (CH4) emission from rice fields at Cuttack (State of Orissa, eastern India) has been recorded using an automatic measurement system (closed chamber method) from 1995–1998. Experiments were laid out to test the impact of water regime, organic amendment, inorganic amendment and rice cultivars. Organic amendments in conjunction with chemical N (urea)(More)
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Tropical rice paddy is considered to be one of the major anthropogenic source of atmospheric methane (CH4). In a field study spread over the dry and wet seasons of a calendar year, the CH4 emission from upland (oilseed and pulse) crops in the dry season and a succeeding lowland rice (Oryza sativa L.) crop in the wet season was compared with rice–rice(More)
 Application of a commercial formulation of the herbicide butachlor (N-butoxymethyl-2-chloro-2′,6′-diethyl acetanilide) at 1 kg a.i. ha–1 to an alluvial soil planted with direct-seeded flooded rice (cv. Annada), significantly inhibited both crop-mediated emission and ebullition fluxes of methane (CH4). Over a cropping period of 110 days, the crop-mediated(More)
The influence of six nitrification inhibitors (NI) on CH4 production in an alluvial soil under flooded condition was studied in a laboratory incubation experiment. The inhibition of CH4 production followed the order of sodium azide > dicyandiamide (DCD) > pyridine > aminopurine > ammonium thiosulfate > thiourea. Inhibition of CH4 production in DCD-amended(More)