‘Use proper equipment for direct seeding of rice’

‘Use proper equipment for direct seeding of rice’

Tribune Information Service

Ludhiana, Could 23

Time for paddy plantation is right here and it is a vital crop of Punjab with an space of three.10 million hectares, manufacturing of 19.14 million tonnes and a mean yield of 61.67 quintals per hectare.

Producers to rearrange machines

  • Chief Agriculture Officer Narinder Singh Benipal stated the agricultural equipment producers will prepare the required tools for farmers for the direct sowing of paddy. He stated the house owners of two firms Dhanjal Agriculture Industries at Gondwal on Suhdar Raikot Street and Nationwide Agro Industries at Samrala Chowk, Ludhiana, have given their nod to offer the required equipment to the farmers for the direct sowing of paddy. He stated these firms wouldn’t cost any lease or charges to offer equipment to the farmers.

In 2020-21 and 2021-22 as a consequence of Covid-19 pandemic there was a widespread drawback of migrant labour for paddy transplanting. Due to this fact, a lot of farmers opted for direct sowing of rice and consequently space underneath direct sowing elevated sharply. This yr the federal government is giving particular consideration for promotion of direct sowing of rice amongst farmers, stated Jasvir Singh Gill from Division of Agronomy.

“In the course of the Covid-19 interval, a lot of the farmers used inclined plate planter having spray attachment and with out spray attachment adopted by PAU Fortunate seed drill. First time customers of those machines confronted some issues whereas working the machines within the subject,” stated Sunil Kumar from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kheri.

Consultants share suggestions

  • The sphere to be sown needs to be levelled utilizing laser leveller. Direct sowing needs to be most popular in ‘Tar-Wattar’ subject situation.
  • After subject preparation fortunate seed drill needs to be most popular that additionally applies weedicide together with sowing operation. If this machine isn’t out there than inclined planter needs to be used.
  • Machine sprockets and bearings needs to be greased.
  • Inclined plates ought to match correctly contained in the meeting.
  • Hole between consecutive furrow openers needs to be 20 cm.
  • Machine is to be lifted after hitching at 3 level linkage system of tractor after which lifted barely to verify machine leveling from facet ends. If the machine just isn’t leveled it may be adjusted by utilizing decrease adjustable hyperlink.
  • Equally, back and front row of furrow openers needs to be levelled by utilizing high hyperlink of tractor.
  • The furrow openers behind each rear wheels of tractor needs to be lowered 0.5 to 0.75 inches compared to different furrow openers.
  • Filters in tank of fortunate seed drill in addition to nozzle filters needs to be cleaned every day.

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