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22
Aug

Nutrient management

Nutrient Management in the main field follows: • A recommended dose of 5 t FYM ha-1 is to be applied at 2 weeks before transplanting. • Fertilizers are to be applied at 80:40:40 (kharif) and 150:75:75 (boro) kg ha-1, giving 25 % N, full dose of P2O5 & 75% K2O as basal at the day before transplanting. • 50% N in is to be applied at tillering and the remaining 25% N & 25% K2O at panicle initiation stage.
22
Aug

Weed management

Weeds management in the main field is done by the following steps:

• Butachlor @ 2.5-3.0 kg is to be mixed with 50-70 kg of sand and applied in 1 ha at 5-6 days after transplanting (DAT).

• A uniform level of 2 cm depth of water is to be ensured in the field for 3-4 days.

• Need based hand weeding is recommended to ensure healthy crop.

22
Aug

Transplanting

The following steps should be practised for transplanting: • The main field is to be prepared thoroughly by repeated ploughing followed by puddling and well-levelled after basal fertilization. • 22-25 (kharif) & 30-35 (boro) days’ old seedlings (4-leaf stage) are to be transplanted using 1-2 seedlings hill-1 . • The spacing between seedlings should be 20 cm x 10 cm or 15 cm x 15 cm spacing
22
Aug

Main Field Management

After nursery management, the main field has to be prepared and managed for the proper growth of the crop. In this process the following steps are followed: 1. Transplanting 2. Weed management 3. Nutrient management 4. Water management 5. Disease management 6. Insect management 7 Harvesting & Threshing
22
Aug

Nursery Management

As the cost of hybrid seed is higher, proper nursery management is very important to economize the cost for seed material, which is to be purchased afresh every season. Sequential steps to be followed in Nursery Management of Hybrid Rice: a) Nursery preparation: Wet beds of 1 m width & of convenient length with good drainage facility should be prepared. For 100 m2 nursery area, 250 kg FYM, 0.5 kg N,
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