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Ten to fifteen days before transplantation plough the soil thoroughly and submerge in 5-10cm standing water. Add 2-3 t/acre of green manure and incorporate it by puddling. Then level the soil perfectly. In soils, having more than 8.5 pH apply 100-150 kg zypsum/acre.
The crop is transplanted in the mainfield at 25-30days after sowing.

Parachute rice transplanting

  1. The "parachute rice transplanting technique" involves planting of seedlings in a nursery under flexible plastic trays. 2. That trays have tiny holes at the bottom to facilitate movement of water and nutrients from the soil below into soil plugs through capillary action. 3. The trays are then taken out for transplantation onto the paddy fields, where the young paddy plants w


Limitations of Manual Transplanting

1. Growth duration of transplanted rice is longer than that of direct seeded rice.

2. To plant one hectare, 30-40 persons/day is required.

3. When young seedlings transplanted too deep. The bottom node will not produce tillers.

4. When young seedlings are transplanted superficially they may be easily uprooted by incoming flood water.

5. Difficult to maintain proper spacing.


How to Transplant Rice Manually

  1. After attaining the optimum stage of seedlings i.e. 4 leaf stage or about 21 to 25 days after sowing in short duration varieties and 30 to 35 days after sowing in case of long duration varieties.

2. Seedlings are lifted up carefully to minimize root injury and kept in shade to avoid water losses from the plant. If the soil of nursery bed becomes hard then seedlings should be


Why Transplant Rice

1. It is especially recommended for lowland and irrigated rice.

2. This practice requires less irrigation, less weeding and fewer seeds, yet at the same time provides higher yields.

3. Farmers transplant paddy rice to increase the growing period for winter crops and reduce irrigation.

4. Rice transplanting facilitates double and triple cropping of winter crops with rice, matching cropping patterns to climate limitations. Rice transplanting facilitates crop rotation.


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