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Seed and sowing of sorghum

Seed and sowing of sorghum

A healthy crop with good yields starts with the use of well selected seeds for sowing.
To get the required plant stand, healthy and good ear-heads with well-filled seeds need to be selected
at the time of harvesting. Seed from such ear-heads are stored in a well ventilated with low moisture conditions.
Use certified quality seeds of hybrids and improved varieties recommended for the area.

Seeds and Seed Preparation

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The cultivated groundnut fall into three groups in respect of the habit of growth, namely bunch (Spanish) and Valencea, semi-spreading (Virginia bunch) and spreading (Virginia runner).

In the bunch group, the seeds are round, plump non-dormant with light-rose testa.

Safflower production technology

 

Depth of sowing

For better stands, follow line sowing using improved seed drills or fertilizer-cum-seed drills available in different regions. Seeds can be sown behind the plough also. Place the seed at a depth of about 5 cm in the moist zone to facilitate good germination and emergence. Cover the seed with heavy plank.

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