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Harvesting of Rice Crop

1. Harvest paddy rice at the right moisture content (20-25%).

2. At maturity, about 80% of the grains turn yellow whilst part of the stems and leaves remains green.

3. Panicle maturity normally occurs at about 28-34 days after heading.

4. Timely harvest will reduce yield loss due to:

• Grain shattering.

• Cracking of grains in the field and grain breakage during milling.

• Lodging and grain discolouration, under wet weather.

• Birds and rodent attack.

5. In the north, delayed harvest may result in complete field loss through bush fire.


Weed control

1. Pre-emergence application of Butachlor or Pendimethilin @ 1.5 kg active ingredient t/ha must be given 1-2 days after sowing or 1-2 days after transplanting.

2. Herbicide should be applied after mixing with 500 litre water/ha.

3. For the Control of Swank, Mesta and Motha use Butachlor at the rate of 1.2 Litre or Anilophos at the rate of 0.53 Litre per Acre.

4. Herbicide should be applied within 72 Hours after transplanting.


Intercropping, Manure and fertilizers

1. In view of low profitability of upland rice, the total income can be increased by intercropping upland rice with soybean or groundnut in the ratio of 3:1 or 2:1 row of rice and soybean/groundnut.

2. Farm yard manure ( 10 -20 t/ha ) and 60 : 60 : 40 kg Nitrogen (N) in the form of urea or ammonium sulphate, Phosphorus (P) in the form of single super phosphate and Potash (K) as Muriate of potash should be applied.

3. Full dose of P and K and half dose of N to be given at sowing/transplanting, while remaining nitrogen to be top dressed in two equal splits at maximum tillering and panicle initiation stage of the crop growth.


Seed rate of rice

• For direct seeding @ 80 -100 kg/ha.

• For transplantation @ 35 -40 kg/ha.

• For common/ Fine/ Superfine Group @10-12 kg/Acre.

 • For basmati Group @ 8 kg/Acre.


Popular rice varieties


a) Common Group                     Jaya  , IR - 8

 b) Fine/ Super Fine Group :       HKR-126, HKR 47
                                                            HKR- 120, PR-106, 
                                                            PR-111, PR - 114 , 


Rice Cultivation in Haryana

1. Rice is grown in 18 districts of Haryana. Out of which seven districts are in high productivity group, that is, yield more than 2,500 kg/ha.

2. Triennium average area of these seven districts was 5.15 lakh hectares, which was 48% of triennium average area (10.73 lakh hectares) under rice in the State.

3. Triennium average production was 14.19 lakh tonnes, which was 55.2% of triennium average production (25.68 lakh tonnes) of rice in the State.

4. Triennium average productivity of high productivity group comprising of seven districts was 2,755 kg/ha as against 2,393 kg/ha triennium average productivity of the State.


Agricultural Production in Haryana

1. A remarkable increase in food grains production is visible in Haryana since inception of the State.

2. Production of total food grains in the State is likely to be 155.28 lakh tonnes in 2009-10.

3. The Wheat and Paddy crops have played a major role in pushing up the agricultural production.

4. The production of Rice is likely to be 36.25 lakh tonnes in 2009.

Average yield  of  Rice:

 The average yield per hectare of Rice during 2009-10 in Haryana is estimated at 3008 Kgs. per hectare.

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