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Advice for farmers for late sowing of Paddy

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20 July 2023, New Delhi: Dr. YS Shiva, Scientist at Indian Agriculture Research Institute has advised those farmers who have not been able to sow the paddy crop on time and has asked to use short-duration varieties of paddy. Apart from this, such farmers will have to pay attention to the main crop activities like nutrient management in paddy crop at this time.

Farmers should below-mentioned varieties for late sowing of Paddy

Those farmers who have not been able to sow paddy in time should plant short-duration varieties of paddy like- Pusa 1509, and Pusa-1692. These short-duration varieties of paddy give good yields. Transplanting of these varieties can be done from 20-25 July.

Nutrient Management for Paddy Crop 

Nutrient management is essential in both situations whether the sowing of paddy crop is delayed or in time. Therefore, the main focus should be on nutrient management in case of delayed sowing of paddy crop.

Add nutrients Nitrogen-120 kg, Phosphorus 50-60 kg, Potash 40-50 kg, and Zinc Sulphate 20-25 kg in paddy crop. Give full quantity of Phosphorus Potash and Zinc Sulphate in paddy crop at the time of the last plowing.

Apply nitrogen by dividing it into three parts. Give the first dose of nitrogen at 6-8 days after transplanting, the second dose at 25-30 days after transplanting, and the third dose at 50-60 days after transplanting.

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