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Seed rate, treatment and spacing

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Seed rate, treatment and spacing

A) Seed rate: There are two methods of sowing rice in Bihar. They are

i) Direct Sowing

ii) Transplanting.

The seed rate for direct sowing is 90-100kg/ha and for transplanting is 30-50kg/ha.

B) Seed Treatment: Prior to sowing the seed should be treated with 60gm Seresan 2.5% WP or other Organo Mercurial fungicides by dipping the seed in water.

C). Spacing: The spacing to be followed for paddy cultivation is 20X30 cm at 2-3 seedlings/hill. The nursery area should cover 1/20th part of a hectare.

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DRD, Patna
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