Crop Production :: Wheat

By TamilNadu Agricultural University on 12 Dec 2018 | read
Crop Management - Field Preparation

Field Preparation

Plough twice with an iron plough and two to three times with cultivator and prepare the land to a fine tilth.

Application of FYM or Compost

Spread 12.5 t/ha of FYM or compost on the unploughed field.

Seed Treatment with Fungicides

Treat the seeds with Carbendazim or Thiram at 2 g/kg of seeds 24 hours before sowing.

Forming Beds and Channel

Form beds of size 10 m2 or 20 m2. The irrigation channels are to be provided sufficiently. 

Application of Fertilizers

  • Apply NPK fertilizer as per soil test recommendation as far as possible. If soil test recommendation is not available, adopt a blanket recommendation of 80:40:40 NPK kg/ha.
  • Apply half of N and full dose of P2O and K2O5 basally before sowing and incorporate in the sowing line.

Seed Rate: 100 kg/ha


Draw the lines 20 cm apart and sow the seeds continuously after application of fertilizers to a depth of 5 cm. Avoid deep sowing.