Direct seeding in rice: Problems and prospects

Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Ahmad Nawaz, Masood Iqbal Awan, Muhammad Ijaz, Mubshar Hussain, Shakeel Ahmad*, Muhammad Farooq

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Rice is grown all over the world and it fulfills the dietary needs of large population across the globe. However, conventional rice production system, which involves raising of nursery seedlings followed by transplanting of those seedlings in puddled flooded soil, requires a lot of water, energy, and labor resources. Flooded rice fields are also a source of methane emission-a potent greenhouse gas. In this scenario, farmers around the world have been shifted toward waterand labor-saving direct seeding of rice. Direct seeding also reduces methane emission. In this chapter, we have highlighted issues of direct seeding of rice and have proposed strategies to uplift uptake of direct-seeded rice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgronomic Crops
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1: Production Technologies
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789813291515
ISBN (Print)9789813291508
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Direct seeded rice
  • Oryza sativa
  • Transplanted rice
  • Water saving
  • Weeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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