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Agroecology of the Lower Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin

  • David Catling

Abstract

The Lower Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin of northern India and Bangladesh is the heartland of Asian deep-water rice (see frontispiece). The region accounts for about 60 per cent of Asia’s deepwater rice area and probably three-quarters of the world’s floating rice. Deepwater rice almost certainly evolved in this basin, and in many parts the crop occurs in extensive, almost unbroken plantings.

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Tropical Cyclone Floating Rice Floodplain Soil Gangetic Plain Humid Period 
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© International Research Institute (IRRI) 1992

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  • David Catling

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