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Important Nutrients: The ABCs of proper nutrition for rice plants

Important Nutrients: The ABCs of proper nutrition for rice plants


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Who would know better about proper nutrition for rice than the rice plant itself? Meet Ryza, the talking rice plant! She'll tell you that proper nutrition is all about applying the right nutrients in the right amount at the right time.

Follow the tales of Ryza and discover that proper nutrition for healthy rice plants is as easy as learning ABC.

This video presents the A in the ABC of proper nutrition -- Acquaint yourself with the important nutrients needed by the rice plant. You will obtain information on:

• important nutrients for rice

• different sources of nutrients for rice, and

• common fertilizer grades

For more information on nutrient management for rice, go to and an interview on IRRI Radio at

For information on internet and mobile-phone based applications for providing farmers with nutrient management guidelines for their rice fields, go to and also view

For a general overview of proper nutrition for a healthy rice plant in the "Tales of Ryza the Rice Plant" series, go to:

Partial script from video: As in human health, proper nutrition is the key to getting healthy rice plants. Aside from water and sunshine, rice plants need nutrients in order to live and grow. But more importantly, to produce a profitable yield, rice plants must have the right nutrients in the right amount at the right time. This is what proper nutrition is all about.

Produced by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI; )

through the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium (IRRC; )

in partnership with the Philippines Department of Agriculture and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

with support from the

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

International Potash Institute (IPI)

With the assistance and participation of

Ms. Maricar Alberto as the voice of Ryza

Mr. Manuel Marcaida III as the Narrator

Jun Correa


Jessieca Narciso


Joseph Sandro

Video Editor

Isagani Serrano


Holly Torres


Paul Hilario

Harris Tumawis


Tess Rola

Script Editor

Isidro Tolentino


Dr. Roland Buresh

Executive Producer

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