Effect of protective irrigation on early and mid-late transplanted paddy

Field experiments were conducted during wet season of 1999, 2001 and 2002 at three locations of Agricultural Research Station, Sindewahi, Sakoli and Nagegaon bandh of Eastern Vidarbha Zone (M.S.) to study the effect of protective irrigation on transplanted paddy of mid-late and early varieties. The location pooled means indicated that two protective irrigations during dry spell increased grain yield of transplanted paddy by 14 and 33 percent over one irrigation and control, respectively. The performance of mid-late variety Sye-75 (135 day duration and Sye-1 (120 day duration) were similar in respect of grain yield. The interaction effect of protective irrigation and variety was absent.