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Jul

Mat Nursery in Punjab

 

1. Mat nursery is used, if the crop is to be transplanted using manual or self propelled paddy transplanter. To plant 1 ha (with 2 seedlings/hill at 20 x 15 cm spacing), use 30-35 kg good quality seeds (i.e., >80% germination and establishment).

2. Good seeds result in more uniform germination, better vigour of plant, less incidence of micro nutrient deficiency and ins

31
Jul

Types of nursery grown in the Punjab State

 

1. To plant 1 ha (with 2 seedlings per hill at 20 cm x 15 cm spacing), use 20 kg good quality seed (with > 80% germination and establishment).

2. Prepare 400 m2of nursery for each 1 ha to be planted. Apply 30-35 t/ha of well-decomposed organic manure and 65 kg urea/ha and 150 kg SSP/ha at the time of last puddling.

3. Plough, puddle and level the field well. Afte

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Jul

Land Preparation

1. Application of FYM helps to save N fertilizers. Green manuring by dhaincha /cowpea/sunhemp especially in loamy sand to sandy loam soils helps in getting higher yields and also ameliorates iron deficiency in rice. 2. A well pudled field should be obtained to reduce water through percolation, to maintain good seedling vigor and to control weeds, Laser land leveller for precision land levelling should be used to enhance on farm water use efficiency and other farm inputs.
31
Jul

General package of practices of rice in Punjab

 

1. The non basmati cultivars, PR 113, PR 114, and PR 116 are of medium maturity group (140-145 days seed to seed) while PR 111 and PR 120 are mid early varieties (132-138 days).

2. PR 115 matures early (125 days) and PR 118 matures late (155-160 days). These cultivars fit well in rice-wheat rotation, the most predominant cropping system in the Pu

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