• M.M. Hossain Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • P. Gain Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • M.A. Mannan Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • M. M. Islam Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh




Seedling age, seedling number, rice


The effect of seedling age and seedling number per hill on yield and yield contributing characters of Transplant Aman rice in Khulna region was investigated from July to December 2002.The treatments included in the experiment consisted of 4 seedling age (viz.15, 25, 35 and 45 day old seedling) and 5 seedling number hill-1 (viz. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). It was found that 25 day old seedling produced the tallest plant (118.87 cm), highest number of total tiller hill-1 (33.02), number of effective tiller hill-1 (30.37), longest panicle length (25.85 cm), highest number of grain panicle-1 (154.33), grain yield (5.14 t ha-1) and harvest index (43.28). Number of seedlings hill-1 had significant effect on plant height, total tillers hill-1, effective tillers hill-1, number of grains panicle-1, 1000 grain weight, grain yield and harvest index. The highest number of total tillers hill-1 (34.25), effective tillers hill-1 (32.11), number of grains panicle-1 (161.72), grain yield (5.19 t ha-1) and harvest index (45.72%) were found when two seedlings were planted hill-1. The highest value for 1000 grain weight (23.67g) was recorded when one seedling was planted hill-1. It was evident that two seedlings hill-1 with 25 day old seedling showed better performance in respect of growth and yield of rice.


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How to Cite

M. . Hossain, P. Gain, M. . Mannan, and M. M. . Islam, “EFFECT OF SEEDLING AGE AND SEEDLING NUMBER PER HILL ON YIELD AND YIELD ATTRIBUTES OF TRANSPLANTED AMAN RICE (BR23)”, Khulna Univ. Stud., pp. 294–299, Nov. 2007.



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