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Time and method of fertilizer application in wheat

 Time and method of fertilize application

 Sowing may be done behind the plough or by seed drill in well prepared field with moisture. If soil test is not done, one should apply the fertilizers as recommended below:

Situation/sowing condition


Nitrogen (Kg)

Varieties of wheat for Southern Hills Zone


Varieties of wheat for Peninsular Zone



Varieties of wheat for Central Zone



Varities of wheat for North Eastern Plains Zone


Varities of wheat for North Western Plains Zone


Varieties of wheat for north hills zone



Gujhia weevil- Insect/pest of wheat

Gujuia weevil

It attacks germinating seedlings.  As a result of heavy infestation plants die out.  Control measuring for this insect is same as for termites. 

Control measures:

Use Aldrin 5% dust or BHC 10% dust at the rate of 20-25 kg/ha and mix it well  in the soil at  the time of last plouging before sowing. 

Aphid- Insect of wheat

Aphids and jassids

These leaf sucking insects also damage the wheat crop resulting in discoloration of leaves.

Control measures:

Apply 0.5 litre Folithion or Thiodan or one litre Ekalux 25 EC in 800 litres of water per hectare. 

Glume blotch- Fungal disease of wheat

Glume blotch

 Casual Organism or agents: Septoria Nodorum (leptosphaeria nodorum)

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