Application of Celtonita in rice cultivation in the Baixo Mondego

Zeocel carried out a study with the purpose of verifying the efficiency of the application of Celtonita in the rice crop. The field trial was carried out in the Baixo Mondego area.


- To evaluate the agronomic behavior and the production obtained
- To evaluate the effect of the application of Celtonita on the rice crop


In terms of productivity obtained at the harvest, in the CELTONITA modality, there was an increase of about 20 to 25% in relation to the modality without CELTONITA.
It was verified that the modality with CELTONITA presented more satisfactory results regarding the quality of the rice, in the sense in which it minimized the incidence of the Piricularia.
In the case of panicle length and technological parameters (industrial performance and biometry), there was a very positive effect resulting from the application of CELTONITA.

At the beginning of the vegetative cycle of the crop, the modality with CELTONITA presented a better coloration, a very homogenous growth, a very consistent texture and a good root development, better than in the modality without CELTONITA.

It was also verified that with application of CELTONITA the culture germinated earlier in relation to the modality with application of only the chemical fertilizer. In terms of panicle length, number of panicles / m2 and plant length, the results with CELTONITA application were more satisfactory, because the height of the plant was 20 cm higher than the CELTONITA-free method.