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23
Jul

Plant Protection for Southern Telangana Zone

1. Plant protection measures are of two types,

• Cultural practices

• Chemical control.

2. Chemical control Practices can be done at different stages of crop growth like Tillering stage, Panicle initiation to booting stage, Post flowering.

23
Jul

Irrigation for Southern Telangana Zone

• Avoid moisture stress at tillering, panicle initiation, flowering and grain filling stages. • A thin film of water (2-3 cm) should be maintained at the time of weedicide application and should not be drained up to one week. • Maintain water level at 5 cm depth during first seven days after planting and there after up to completion of tillering at 2-3 cm depth. • Maintain water level at 5 cm depth from panicle initiation to grain maturity. • Drain the water before fertil
23
Jul

Correction of Zinc deficiency Southern Telangana Zone

• In zinc deficient endemic areas like saline and alkaline soils, low lying fields, recently levelled fields and fields which received large quantities of organic materials with wider C: N ratio like paddy straw, basal application of 50 kg zinc sulphate /ha once in three crop seasons is suggested as a prophylactic measure.

• In other fields, if zinc deficiency is observed, spraying of 0.2% zinc sulphate solution thrice at 5 days interval is advocated.

23
Jul

Fertilizer Recommendation for Southern Telangana Zone

a) Nursery • Basal fertilization with 0.5 kg of `N’; 0.5 kg of `P’ and 0.5 Kg of `K’ per every 100 sq.mt is required to get robust seedlings, followed by another 0.5 kg `N’ at 12 days after sowing. • Spray ZnSO4 @ 2.0 g /l for correction of Zinc deficiency if deficiency is observed. • Spray 5-10 g Ferrous sulphate (or) Ferrous ammonium sulphate with 0.5 to 1.0 gram of citric acid per litre of water to correct Iron deficiency in the nursery crop. b) Main fiel
23
Jul

Weed Control for Southern Telangana Zone

• Weed growth should be checked during first four weeks after transplanting (two hand weeding at 20 and 40 days after transplanting).

• Application of Butachlor @ 1.25 l/acre (or) Pretilachlor @ 600 ml (or) Anilophos @ 500 ml /acre by mixing 25 kg of sand when monocot and sedges dominates at 3-5 DAT in thin film of water to control grasses and sedges effectively.

• If Echinocloa is a problem apply Benthiocarb @ 1.25 l/acre.

• To control broad-leaved w

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