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01
Nov

Time of Harvesting

Time of Harvesting:

Harvesting is done in three seasons:

  • In kharif season the crop is harvested during October-November.
  • In Rabi/Winter season the crop is harvested during April-May.
  • In Summer season the crop is harvested during June-July.
01
Nov

Stem borer

Stem borer 

Symptoms of damage:

1. The larvae of the borers enter the tiller, feed, grow and cause the characteristic symptoms of ‘dead hearts’ or ‘white ears’ depending on the crop stage.

2. At tillering stage, the feeding frequently results in severing the apical parts of the plant from the base.

3. The ce

01
Nov

Weed Management

Weed Management

(A) Hand Weeding is advised for 2 times.

(B) Chemical Weeding

(i) Direct Sowing:

        (a) As Post-Emergence: Spray Butachlor 50 E.C. or Thiobencarb 50 E.C. @ 2-3 litre/ha in 700-800 litre of water after 2-3 days of sowing to control all types of weeds.

        (b) As Pre-Emergence: Spray Alachlor 50 E.C.

01
Nov

Manures and Fertilizers

Manures and Fertilizers

The manures and fertilizers required for paddy cultivation are as follows:

  • FYM/Compost: 10~15 Cartload (Compost: N=0.5~0.5%; P=1.5%; K=2.3%)
  • Nitrogen: 100~150 Kg/Ha.
  • Phosphorous: 50~60 Kg P2O5/Ha. (P = P2O5 x 0.44 & P2O5 = P x 2.29)  
  • Potash: 40~50 Kg KO/Ha. (K = K2O x 0.83 & KO = K x 1.20)
  • Zinc Sulphate: 25 Kg/Ha. (22~35% Zn)
  • Green Manuring Crops: Sanai; Dhaincha; Moong/Urd, etc.
01
Nov

Seed rate, treatment and spacing

Seed rate, treatment and spacing

A) Seed rate: There are two methods of sowing rice in Bihar. They are

i) Direct Sowing

ii) Transplanting.

The seed rate for direct sowing is 90-100kg/ha and for transplanting is 30-50kg/ha.

B) Seed Treatment: Prior to sowing the seed should be treated with 60gm Seresan 2.5% WP or other Organo Mercurial fungicides by dipping the seed in water.

C). Spacing: Th

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