VC of BAU advised farmers to sow Arhar, Urad, Moong and Madua along with Rice Paddy in this Karif Season

Ranchi: In view of the odd situation of rainfall in the current Kharif season, BAU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Onkar Nath Singh has instructed to complete paddy planting and sowing of other Kharif crops on time, making proper use of the available irrigation resources.

In the North-Eastern Farm of BAU’s Directorate of Seeds and Farms, the first paddy plantation was started on Monday in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor in four acres of land under the seed production program. In this plantation, 20-25 days old seedlings were planted on the basis of Swarna Shakti variety of paddy. The yield potential of the Swarna Shakti variety with duration of 125 days is 42-45 quintals per hectare.

On the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor said that it is necessary to plant or sow at the right time for better yield in crop production. He appreciated the efforts of the scientists for transplanting paddy despite the deficient rains. He said, July is the ideal time for paddy transplanting in the state. 

In view of the lack of rains and adverse weather conditions in the state, farmers should choose short duration or medium duration paddy varieties. He advised the farmers to leave the paddy crop in the upper land fallow field and finish it as soon as possible by sowing ridges of Arhar, Urad, Moong, Madua, Jowar etc.

Agronomist Dr. RP Manjhi, who was present on the occasion, said paddy will be planted in ten hectares of farm land under the paddy seed production programme. In this program, seedlings prepared from the base seed of paddy Swarna Shreya, CR Paddy – 320, MPU 10-10, Sahagi, BVS-1 and MPV 70-29 (Swarna) will be planted.

Under this programme, certified seed of different strains will be produced. He informed that under the seed production program under the Directorate of Seeds and Fields, the sowing work of Arhar, Soybean, Madua, Sesame and Dhencha is in progress in Kharif crops. 

Many personnel including HN Das, Adeep Singh, Babulal Mahato, Mandraj Mahato, Hiralal Mahato were present on the occasion of first paddy transplanting in the university.

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