Students of the third year of Agroforestry Engineering continue with the experimental planting of rice
So far, the variety of rice that has performed best is in the Dwarf Inta.
Neylin Calderon

Analysis of Inta Dorado and Inta Dwarf rice harvested in swampy areas

From May of this year, students from the third year of Agroforestry Engineering of URACCAN started a project on the experimental planting of rice, based on two varieties: the Inta Dorado and the Inta Dwarf, to assess whether they can be harvested in swampy areas of the region. So far, this crop has yielded good results and students rate that the yield level has been approximately 95%.

For student Johnny Hamas López, these kinds of practical classes contribute to the quality of education, also, over time they have been following up on the experiments that are carried out from the subjects, "what we are doing right now is raising data on how much rice is going to have good production and we are fertilizing it," he said.

So far, Hamas and the other students identified that rice needs nutritious soil properties, so this Wednesday they applied Triple 15 foliar fertilizer to increase productivity. Another effective observation is that they observed that the Golden Inta produces in 6 months and the Dwarf Inta produces in 3 months, the student explained.

Effectiveness of the experimental project

Mario Esteban Palmer Rosales is another student who has closely followed this project, who stated that the duration of the project is 145 days where rice has to be produced. So far they qualify that the harvest is going for a good course. "The experiment serves to know the capacity of each seed genetically and the productive performance it can have, in each experimental unit we can see the results depending on the seed variety, after production we will do a statistical analysis," the student said.

At the end of the project it is intended to carry out an analysis of expenses, which is the most recommended variety for harvesting, on this visit to the experimental field it was observed if the plants have any disease typical of the crop or pests that are attacking them, it is worth mentioning that until the time of the visit they did not present any damage by pests, "what does present is nutrient deficiency" Hamas detailed.

This project was done in compliance with the subject Experimental Design, taught by the teacher Yader Galo, which shows that the university complements endogenous and exogenous knowledge from classrooms. It is important to note that so far the variety of rice that has presented the best results has been the Dwarf Inta.