Lodging in rice


Lodging occurs when plant stems weaken to the point they can no longer support the weight of the grain causing it to fall over. As growers push for maximum grain yield, lodging is becoming a significant factor in rice production, increasing the time and cost of harvest and often resulting in significant yield loss.

Topics include:

  • Variety
  • Sowing method
  • Plant density
  • Nitrogen rate and timing
  • Water depth during establishment
  • Draining
  • Weather


Primefact 1561 First Edition

Published: Jun 2017