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Depth of planting

 

Depth of planting has an important bearing on the productivity of high yielding varieties which are usually high tillering. The high tillering potential of these varieties is best expressed when the tiller buds formed at the basal node are not suppressed. Planting depth of 2.5 to 5 cm is found to be conducive for better yields (Mahapatra and Padalia 1971; Rao et al. 1986). Deep planting delays root regeneration and tillering, decreases seedling growth, increases duration and flowering becomes non -synchronous

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