Submitted by naipagropediaraichur
For 1 hectare area 15 nursery beds of size 7.5m x 1.2m and raised 10cm are to be prepared.
Apply 30kg FYM and ½ kg 15:15:15 complex fertilizer to each bed and mix properly in the soil. Treat the seeds with organo mercurial compound @2g per kg of seeds and azospirillum (200g per kg of seeds) at the time and sowing.
Sow the seeds in line at 7.5cm apart and cover with soil or FYM. Mulch the seed beds with paddy straw or any agricultural waste material, apply water through rose can and spray the beds with chloropyriphos @1ml per litre of water to avoid ants
Water the nursery beds daily twice till germination and once after germination Remove the mulch immediately after initiation of germination. Ten days before transplanting reduce the quantity of water application to the nursery beds to harden the seedlings. Sedlings will ready for transplanting at 45 days after sowing.
Plough, harrow and bring the soil to the fine tilth
Apply recommended dose of farm yard manure and prepare ridges at 75 cm apart Apply 50 percent recommended dose of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium by the side of the ridges and give light irrigation
On the day of transplanting dip the seedlings for 5minutes in azosporillum solution prepared by dissolving 400 g of azosporillum per litre of water. Transplanting the seedlings on one side half way of the ridge at 45 cm apart in the evening hours and give light irrigation