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Package of Practices
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Aug

What is zero tillage?

Before proceeding to the package of practices in Zero Tillage, let us understand what is Zero Tillage? • Zero tillage (ZT) implies planting crops in previously unprepared soil. It is also known as zero till, no till or direct planting/ sowing. • Zero Tillage technology in direct seeded rice (DSR) excludes any sorts of tillage operation. • Zero tillage in rice-wheat systems ranges from surface seeding to planting with seed drills drawn by four-wheel tractors.
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Aug

Grain Storage

As crop management in the field is very important, similarly grain storage after harvesting is equally important. • Rice is to be stored as unmilled paddy. • Grain moisture level is to be brought down to 12-14%. • A suitable storage structure (metallic/ non- metallic), which is fairly air tight, is to be selected, depending on quantity of grain to be stored. • The storage structure is to b
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Aug

Harvesting & Threshing

Harvesting of the crop in the field followed by threshing: • Water is to be drained out from the field when grains in the lowest portion of the panicle are in the dough stage (about 20 days from 50% flowering). • The grains are to be allowed to harden. • Harvesting is to be done at 30-35 days after flowering when stalks still remain green to avoid grain shedding. • Moisture content of padd
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Insect Management

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Disease management

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