Soil amendments and cultivar selection can improve rice yield in salt-influenced (tsunami-affected) paddy fields in Sri Lanka.

@article{Reichenauer2009SoilAA,
  title={Soil amendments and cultivar selection can improve rice yield in salt-influenced (tsunami-affected) paddy fields in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Thomas G Reichenauer and Sunil Panamulla and Siripala Subasinghe and Bernhard Wimmer},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={573-9}
}
The tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean in December 2004 caused devastation of agricultural soils by salt water over wide areas. Many rice fields located close to the coast were affected by the flood of seawater. Electric conductivity (EC) of soils in tsunami-affected rice fields was found to be higher compared to unaffected fields 2 years after the tsunami. Four soil amendments (gypsum, dolomite, cinnamon ash and rice-husk-charcoal) were tested for their influence on improving the yield… CONTINUE READING

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