High Altitude Rice

These recommendations are for high altitude areas (1600-2600 m) that include Paro, Thimphu, and parts of Wangdue, Punakha, Tongsa, Lhuntshi and Tashigang.  download full details here

Low Altitude Rice

These recommendations are made for the low altitude (150-600 m) southern belt that include Sarpang, Samtse and Samdrupjonkhar for irrigated rice culture.  download full details here

Mid Altitude Rice

These recommendations are for medium altitude (700-1500 m) areas that include Wangdue, Punakha, parts of TrashigangMonggar in the dry zone and Tsirang, Dagana, parts of Sarpang, Samtse, Samdrup Jonkhar in the humid zone.  download full details here

Package of Rice Tech

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Rice Double Cropping

These recommendations are made for the medium altitude areas (upto 1500 m) particularly in Wangdue-Punakha valley and Trashigang-Monggar.  download full details here

Rice Ratooning

In areas where adequate water is available after the first crop season, rice ratooning could be practised as an alternative to raising of the second crop in rice double cropping. The ratoon crop matures earlier and requires less labour and water inputs. Water use efficiency is high. Early maturing, high yielding first crop varieties like No.11 and Barket are suitable for ratooning.
The success of a good ratoon crop depends on the care with which the first crop is cultivated in the growing season. Agronomic practices for the first crop determine the success of ratooning and grain yields of ratoonable varieties. Variations in soil, water, light and temperature influence ratooning ability. Tiller development is highly influenced by the carbohydrates that remain in the stubbles and roots after harvest and the level of nitrogen in the soil. Varieties with thick culms/stems store more carbohydrates and are more suitable for ratooning.  download full details here

Seedling Prod Practice

Good for areas where irrigation is not assured, where shochum is common, and in areas where low temperature is a problem at the seedling stages.  download full details here

Wheat Production

About 65% of the wheat area in Bhutan is wheat grown after rice.  All varieties grown in the rice-wheat system are introduced spring wheat. Winter wheats requiring vernalization are grown in temperate (high altitude) areas.  download full details here