Sowing practices of sesamum

By Agropedia on 15 Aug 2018 | read
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 Sowing time for sesamum

The crop can be grown all the year round. Mostly three sowing times are recommended:

  1. kharif season crop occupies about 70% of the total area under this crop. Sowing is done during last week of June to first week of July, when atmospheric temperature is about 25-27 C in North India, while in north India sowing time may very from May to July.
  2. Seml-rabi crop occupies 20% of the area in the states of Gujarat and Orissa. The sowing for this crop is done from Aug - Oct.
  3. Summer crop which occupies only 10% of area in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Orissa, sowing takes place during Dec - Jan.
Optimum sowing time for sesamum

Sl.No.

State

Time of sowing

1

Andhra Pradeh

First fortnight of May (kharif), second fortnight of July (semi rabi) and second fortnight of January (summer).

2

Gujarat

Last week of June for kharif crop, mid-August for semi-rabi crop and early summer crop.

3

Maharastra

Second fortnight of June to first week of July (Kharif)

4

Rajasthan

Second fornght of June to first week of July (kharif)

5

Orissa

June-July (kharif) Sept-Oct (rabi) and Feb-March (summer)

6

Tamil Nadu

July-Aughust (kharif), Nov (semi-rabi) and Feb-March (summer)

7

Uttar Pradesh

Second fortnight of July

8

Punjab & Haryana

Second fortnight of July

9

West Bengal

End of May to first week of June (kharif)

10

Karnataka

June-July (kharif)

 

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