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seed quality

Sowing of late wheat crop

Late sowing of wheat should be completed in the 2nd fortnight of December. Sowing after that will lead to loss in crop yield. UP 2338, UP 2425, UP 2565, DBW 14, PBW 373 are important varities for Tarai region of Uttarakhand and western U.P.. Seed rate for late sown should be 20% higher than normal sown crop i.e. about 120kg/ha. Row to row planting dsitance should be 18cm. Regarding fertilzer, the dose for NPK should be lower than the dose recommended for timely sown.

Price for seeds: Demand of the seed companies

Seed companies demand that price for Bollgard-I and Bollgard-II (Bt cotton seeds) should be increased for the kharif season. They wanted a hike of Rs.200 on BG-I (from Rs.650 to Rs.850) and Rs.300 on BG-II (from Rs 750 to Rs 1,050).

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