Long-term effect of Mali phosphate rock on the grain yield of interspecifics and saltiva rice cultivars on acid soil in a humid forest zone of Côte d'Ivoire
International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences
To generate knowledge of upland rice intensification in West Africa, the grain yields of four interspecific cultivars (V2 = WAB450-1-B-P-38-HB; V3 = WAB450-11-1-P-40-HB; V4 = WAB450-11-1-P-40-1-H; and V5 = WAB450-24-3-2-P-18-HB) were compared with that of a soil acidity tolerant sativa (WAB 56-104 = V1) on acid soil at Man in the humid forest zone in Côte d'Ivoire during five cropping seasons (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002). Nitrogen and potassium were annually applied at 100 and 50 kg ha -1
... espectively. Mali phosphate rock from Tilemsi was applied once in 1998 at 0, 150, 300 and 450 kg P ha -1 in a randomized complete block design with three replications. The results revealed a grain yield ranging from 0.5 t ha -1 to 2.6 t ha -1 with highest productivity of interspecific cultivars V3 and V4 even at 0 kg P ha -1 compared to acid tolerant saltiva (V1). Annual optimum rates of P application were determined at 31.5 and 45 kg P ha -1 respectively for V3 and V4. Applying Mali PR at 31.5 and 45 kg P ha -1 respectively for V3 and V4 was recommended for upland rice intensification in the humid forest zone of Côte d'Ivoire.