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Why use Dry Direct Seeding?

1. Transplanted rice has deleterious effects on the soil environment for the succeeding rice and other upland crops. Direct seeded rice which removes puddling and drudgery of transplanting.

2. The young rice seedlings provides an option to resolve the adaphic conflict and enhance the sustainability of cropping system.

3. Puddling requires lots of scarce water at a time when there is little water in the reservoirs, destroys soil structure and adversely affects soil


Methods of Direct Seed Seeding

1. Methods of Seed Sowing include: 

a. Dry direct seeding

b. Wet Direct Seeding.


Dry Direct Seeding


1. Direct sowing of rice is an ancient practice of rice cultivation in India, particularly in rainfed areas, where farmers totally eliminate the seedling preparation in nursery and transplanting.

2. In rainfed and deepwater ecosystems, dry seed is manually broadcast onto the soil surface and then incorporated either by ploughing or by harrowing while the soil is still dry.

3. I

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