Method of Sowing: Pearl millet
Three systems of pearl millet sowing are followed:
sowing on a flat surface,
sowing on a ridge-and-furrow system,
sowing on a broadbed-and-furrow system.
Sowing on flat surface Ridge and furrow system
When seeds are sown using ridge and furrow system, the seeds are either sown at the bottom of the furrow or on the side or top of the ridge.
Planting In The Side of The Ridge
Planting In The Furrow
Planting In The Top Of The Ridge
Planting on the side or top of the ride is practiced in heavy rainfall areas and under irrigated conditions.
The broadbed-and-furrow (BBF) system has an advantage over flat sowing in
draining off excess water,
providing more soil aeration for plant growth,
greater in-situ moisture conservation.
easier for weeding and mechanical harvesting.
Broad-bed and Furrow
Submitted by kiran yadav on Tue, 13/03/2012 - 15:53