Seeds and sowing


  • Seed rate differs with size of the seeds. For small seeded crops like lucerne, desmanthus etc., 15-20 kg/ha are needed.
  • For cowpea, cluster bean, lab- lab, horse gram and red gram, a seed rate of 20 -25 kg/ha is needed. For soyabean about 75-80 kg/ha is recommended.
  • Before taking up sowing, seed treatment with Trichoderma viridi has to be done to avoid root rot/wilt disease.
  • In irrigated condition, line sowing is a must to maintain adequate population as well as to exploit the resources viz., water, sunlight, space and nutrients effectively. In rainfed condition broadcasting is practiced.
Last modified: Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 9:05 AM