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Sowing Of Seed

Sowing Of Seed:  For cultivation of any field crop, one must follow the recommended practices of seeds and sowing to harvest maximum yield of the crop.

A. Seed Rate
B. Seed Treatment
C. Sowing Time
D. Depth of Sowing

E. Spacing & Plant Population
F. Methods of Sowing

Seed rate: The seed rate per unit area depends on germination of the seed, size of the seed, growing habit of the crop, etc. Extremes from the recommended seed rate (i.e. too high or too low) affect the plant population & then yield of crop. E.g. higher seed rate will influence higher plant population/unit area. It results in heavy competition within the crop plants and suppresses the crop growth. Lower seed rate will result lower plant population thereby lowers the yield/unit area. The seed rate is governed by the ultimate stand desired. Most crops are seeded at smaller rates under dry land than under irrigated condition. Seed rate depends on size, germination, growing habit, type of farming, time of sowing, variety, etc.

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