Release of silicon from rice straw under flooded conditions

Jianfeng Ma, Eiichi Takahashi

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It is estimated that nearly 20 kg of SiO2is removed from the soil by rice plants for producing 100 kg brown rice (Takahashi 1987). Although there is a large amount of silicon in soil, little is available to the rice plant. To supply a sufficient amount of silicon to the rice plant for healthy growth, therefore, it is nccessary to supply various silicon materials to the soil. Rice straw application to the soil is one of the means.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-667
Number of pages5
JournalSoil Science and Plant Nutrition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • +Si straw
  • -Si straw
  • Percolating water
  • Silicon release

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science


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