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31
Jul

Post harvest technology of Rice in Punjab

1. About 80 percent of the paddy produced in Punjab is marketed and processed in different types of rice mills. 2. There are about 2200 hullers mostly in rural area, 148 shellers and 43 hullers cum sheller. 3. The major by products of rice milling are two percent germ, five percent bran and 23 percent husk.
31
Jul

Nutrient Management of Rice Crop in Punjab

1. Apply recommended dose of fertilizers (125 kg N + 30 kg P2O5+ 30 kg K2O/ha). Apply 1/3 nitrogen, whole of the phosphorus and potassium before the last puddling.

2. Broadcast the remaining nitrogen in two equal splits, one 3 weeks after transplanting and the other six weeks after transplanting. Skip phosphorus application to rice if recommended dose of phosphorus has been applied to the preceding wheat crop.

3. It is also advisable to drain off water from field before Urea appli

31
Jul

Nutrient Management of Rice Crop in Punjab

1. Apply recommended dose of fertilizers (125 kg N + 30 kg P2O5+ 30 kg K2O/ha). Apply 1/3 nitrogen, whole of the phosphorus and potassium before the last puddling.

2. Broadcast the remaining nitrogen in two equal splits, one 3 weeks after transplanting and the other six weeks after transplanting. Skip phosphorus application to rice if recommended dose of phosphorus has been applied to the preceding wheat crop.

3. It is also advisable to drain off water from field before Urea appli

31
Jul

Mat Nursery in Punjab

 

1. Mat nursery is used, if the crop is to be transplanted using manual or self propelled paddy transplanter. To plant 1 ha (with 2 seedlings/hill at 20 x 15 cm spacing), use 30-35 kg good quality seeds (i.e., >80% germination and establishment).

2. Good seeds result in more uniform germination, better vigour of plant, less incidence of micro nutrient deficiency and ins

31
Jul

Types of nursery grown in the Punjab State

 

1. To plant 1 ha (with 2 seedlings per hill at 20 cm x 15 cm spacing), use 20 kg good quality seed (with > 80% germination and establishment).

2. Prepare 400 m2of nursery for each 1 ha to be planted. Apply 30-35 t/ha of well-decomposed organic manure and 65 kg urea/ha and 150 kg SSP/ha at the time of last puddling.

3. Plough, puddle and level the field well. Afte

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