Effect of foliage clipping on grain yield of basmati rice

Field experiment was conducted to study the effect of extent and stage of foliage clipping on the grain yield of basmati rice. The results revealed that the maximum grain yield (2.9 t ha-1) was registered in case of clipping of one-third foliage from the top at 30 days after transplanting followed by clipping at the time of transplanting (2.5 t ha-1). Similarly, foliage clipping of one-third from the top produced higher grain yield than clipping one half foliage from top. The foliage clipping only once produced higher grain yield than clipping twice at 30 and 60 days after transplanting.