Vol. 10 No. 1
Productivity of direct seeded rice in relation to different dates of sowing and varieties in Central Punjab
Author(s): U. S. WALIA, S. S. WALIA, A. S. SIDHU AND S. NAYYAR
Abstract: Field experiments were conducted during kharif season of 2007 and 2008 at Research Farm of the Department of Agronomy, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and University Seed Farm (USF), Ladhowal to find out suitable varieties and most favorable sowing time for direct seeded rice under Punjab conditions. Experimental results revealed that grain yield of PR 115 variety was equivalent to PR 116 at PAU research Farm and to PAU 201 variety of rice at USF, Ladhowal. Maximum grain yield (60.53 q/ha) was obtained with recommended practice of puddling and transplanting 28 days old seedlings which was statistically at par with direct sowing of rice on the day of nursery sowing (55.01 q/ha) and direct sowing 7 days after nursery sowing (47.40 q/ha) at Research Farm, PAU, Ludhiana. At USF, Ladhowal highest grain yield was recorded with recommended puddled transplanting treatment (54.58 q/ha), which remained statistically at par with direct sowing of rice on the day of nursery sowing (53.45 q/ha) but was significantly superior to the yields obtained with other treatments.
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