This publication provides a single-page chart summarizing our protocols for growing Rice (japonica). Split into three production goals, recommendations are given for photoperiod, temperature, lighting, container, root medium, planting density, irrigation, fertilization, algae control and fungus gnat control. This version updates our fertilization frequency, pot size, root medium and algae control recommendations.

This document summarizes a series of questions and answers originally posted to the Purdue University Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture’s Plant Growth Facility Web site [http://www.hort.purdue.edu/hort/facilities/greenhouse/RiceMethod.shtml] regarding best practices for rice growth in a greenhouse.


Rice, Oryza, growing methods, greenhouse methods, greenhouse protocols, greenhouse best practices, Purdue methods, calcined clay, Turface

Date of this Version


Previous Versions

April 26, 2012
July 01, 2008