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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

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.

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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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