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14
Jul

Harvesting and Threshing

Harvesting and Threshing

1. The crop is harvested close to the ground when about 90 per cent of the grains in the panicle are grey in colour ( Straw colour).

2. Delayed harvesting causes considerable loss by shattering of grains resulting in considerable loss in yield and increased percentage of broken rice in hulling and due to damage by rats and birds.

3. The ri

14
Jul

Integrated Nutrient Management

Integrated Nutrient Management

1. Integrated nutrient management approach is required to ensure higher yield. The principle is that most of the fertilizer should be applied up to tillering stage (70–80%), while a small portion should be applied at later stages.

2. An application of 10 t/ha of FYM in the field before pudding is advisable. The application of organic manure at 10–15 t/ha (fresh weight) before ploughing or puddling in addition to inorgan

14
Jul

Water management

Water management

1. For effective water management, field should be levelled.

2. A water level of up to 1–2 cm should be maintained from the time of transplanting till establishment of seedlings (10 DAT) and it should be increased and maintained up to 2–3 cm for the promotion of tillering.

3. After maximum tillering stage, water should be drained to m

14
Jul

Transplanting

Transplanting:

1. This method should be used in the regions having rainfall more than 1000mm. This method is extensively in the Konkan and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra.

2. Seed rate should be 35-40 kg /ha. In case of rice hybrids 20 kg seeds are sufficient for one hectare. The nursery of 1000 sq.m. is sufficient for transplanting of one hectare.

3. Nursery shou

14
Jul

Direct seeding of rice

Direct seeding of Rice

1. This method should be used in the regions having rainfall less than 1000 mm.

2. This method is followed in non- traditional areas of Maharashtra like Marathwada, Western Maharashtra.

3. In this method, 80-100 kg seeds require for one hectare.

4. Seed treatment of Thiram @ 2 g/kg of seeds, 24 hours before sowing is necessary to pre

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