Effect of Rapeseed Green Manure Amendment on Soil Properties and Rice Productivity

Bongsu Choi, Jung Eun Lim, Jwa Kyung Sung, Weon Tai Jeon, Sang Soo Lee, Sang Eun Oh, Jae E. Yang, Yong Sik Ok

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Green manure crops can be used as alternatives to mineral fertilizers because they improve soil structure and nutrient content of soil. Here, we evaluated the effect of partial replacement of mineral nitrogen (N) fertilizer with rapeseed residue green manure on soil properties and rice productivity in a rice-rapeseed double-cropping system. The treatments were comprised of four levels of mineral N fertilizer and recommended levels of phosphate and potash fertilizers. Rice clum and panicle length did not differ between treatments. However, the proportion of ripened grains and 1,000-grain weight of rice plants were greater under rapeseed residue amendments than those under 100% conventional mineral N fertilizer treatments. Paddy soils treated with rapeseed residues had greater soil organic matter and exchangeable cations than those treated with mineral N fertilizer alone. Thus, rapeseed residues applied as green manure can serve as alternative N sources in sustainable rice-rapeseed double-cropping systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-764
Number of pages14
JournalCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (2012R1A1B3001409) and by the Cooperative Research Program for Agricultural Sciences and Technology Development (PJ9070882012) of the Rural Development Administration in Korea. Instrumental analysis was partly supported by the Korea Basic Science Institute, the Institute of Environmental Research, and Central Laboratory of Kangwon National University in Korea.


  • Biodiesel
  • green manure
  • nitrogen
  • rapeseed
  • rice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Soil Science


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