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Field Preperation :
Field should be prepared twice or thrice by ploughing and cross ploughing followed by proper puddling is essential so that weeds may be buried in the field.
Sowing in line at 20 cm apart should be done after onset of monsoon by seed drill or nari plough.
70-80Kg/ha seeds should be used for the seeding in line.
The herbicide may be used to avoid initial weed crop compettion. For this purpose, 1.50 Kg a. i/ha Butachlore or 1.00 kg a. i/ha Pendamethaline should be applied as pre emergence (3-5 day after transplanting) in moist field condition. One mechanical or hand weeding may be performed at 25-30 days after sowing.
60-80 Kg N/ha; 40-50 Kg P2O5/ha; 30-40 kg K2O/ha
Time of fertilizer application:
The whole quantity of phosphorous and potash and 50% Nitrogen should be applied as basal dressing in heavy soil. The remaining N should be top dressed in two equal splits at active tillering and PI stage of the crop. Under light soils only 30 % N may be applied before transplanting and properly incorporated in the puddle field. The treating of urea either with neem cake of neem extract materials enhanced the efficiency of applied N. thus; this technology should be preferred during kharif season.
The need based and recommended plant protection measures should be adopted. The other cultural practices may be adopted similar as recomonded for Kharif rice.