Ploughing: 2-3 ploughings are essential after harvesting of kharif crop.
Sowing time of nursery: 15th Dec to 15th Jan
Seed rate: 60-75 Kg/ha
Lehi method : first week of Febaruary
Seed rate : 100 Kg/ha
Method of Raising Nursery
Seed is kept in wetted jute bag with lukewarm water for 24 hrs. then seed is sprayed and covered with paddy straw for 48 to 72 hours and lukewarm water is spread whenever needed. Sprouted seeds are broadcasted in well prepared and drained field after application of recommended basal fertilizer dose.