Sowing of Pearl Millet
The seeds are sown either by
broadcasting seed manually,
sowing behind country plough using pora,
using an improved seed drill which may or may not be fitted with hoppers for fertilizer application,
using mechanical seed drills attached to a tractor.
Manual sowing by broadcasting the seed is practiced when the area to be sown is small. After broadcasting, the seeds are covered by running a brush harrow. The germination my not be uniform in hand sowing, and so one has to use a higher seed rate to get the optimum plant stand in the field.
Country seed drill
A country seed drill called pora i.e. a wooden hopper attached to a hollow bamboo (Fig.) is used to sow the seeds in the shallow furrows opened by the tines of a country plough. A larger area can be covered with this method of sowing.
Seed cum fertilizer drill
Submitted by kiran yadav on Wed, 14/03/2012 - 09:16