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Jul

Rice Based Ecosystems in Punjab

1. Lowland irrigated transplanted Punjab constitutes the so called non traditional rice growing region of India, where rice is grown totally under artificially irrigated conditions. 2. Crop is exposed to very high temperature and long sunshine hours. Few cloudy days and rainy days are there from mid July to mid September.
14
Jul

Location specific Storage structures in Punjab

Location Specific Storage Structures in Punjab 

1. Rice is generally stored as rough rice on the farm producers, mandi or rural godowns, mills or in commercial ware houses.

2. It is generally stored in jute bags or in bins. Punjab State Warehousing Corporation (PSWC) is the biggest State Warehousing Corporation of India with a storage capacity of 57.66 lakh MTs, &

14
Jul

Rice based farming systems in Punjab

Rice based farming systems in Punjab

1. Rice and wheat are the major crops cultivated by the farmers of Punjab.

2. Rice followed by wheat is the main cropping system in the state. More than 60% of the total cultivated area in the state in the kharif season is occupied by rice.

3. Other rice based cropping systems prevalent in the state are:

Rice-fallow ;

Rice - Berseem / Linseed / Gram / Barley/ Winter maize;

Rice / Basmati Rice-Wheat &nd

14
Jul

Rice growing seasons of Punjab state

Rice growing seasons of Punjab state

1. Rice is grown in the kharif season which is synonymous to summer or wet season and it extends from May to October.

2. Non-basmati rice is generally cultivated from May to October and basmati season extends from June to November

14
Jul

Rice Growing Soils of Punjab State

Rice Growing Soils of Punjab State

1. In Punjab, paddy is grown over wide range of soil with pH varying from 5.0 to 9.5 and texturally varying from sandy loam to loamy sand to silty loam to clay loams.

2. Silty to clayey loam soils with low permeability, free of water logging and sodicity are considered best for paddy cultivation.

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Jul

Punjab Mehak 1

1. Year of release - 2009 2. Days to maturity - 125 3. Avg. Paddy Yield (kg/ha) - 4300 4. Salient features - Extra long grain good cooking and eating quality with strong aroma.
14
Jul

Pb. Bas 2

1. Year of release - 2008 2. Days to maturity - 140 3. Avg. Paddy Yield (kg/ha) - 3150 4. Salient features - Extra long grains, excellent cooking and eating quality characteristics with strong aroma.
14
Jul

Bas 386

1. Year of release - 1994 2. Days to maturity - 155 3. Avg. Paddy Yield (kg/ha) - 2875 4. Salient features - Extra long grains, good cooking quality with store aroma
14
Jul

Super Basmati

1. Year of release - 2003 2. Days to maturity - 145 3. Avg. Paddy Yield (kg/ha) - 3500 4. Salient features - Extra long grains, good cooking quality with strong aroma
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Jul

Basmati 370

1. Year of release - 1933 2. Days to maturity - 155 3. Avg. Paddy Yield (kg/ha) 4. Salient features - Extra long grains, good cooking quality with strong aroma
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