Protection of Jowar from Birds and Measures to Increase the yield of Rabi Jowar

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Protection of Jowar from Birds and Measures to Increase the yield of Rabi Jowar

Protection of Jowar from Birds:

1. Rabi jowar crop is subject to attack by birds during the milk, dough and mature stage of the grain.
2. So it becomes necessary to make an arrangement for scaring away birds.
3. Birds are scared by using Flail, Scarecrow, Light reflecting strips etc.
4. Scaring is done specially in early morning and evening hours.

Measures to Increase the Yield of Rabi Jowar:

Compared to Kharif Jowar yield of rabi jowar is far less and it can be increased by adopting following techniques-

1. Use only Hybrid and improved varieties.
2. Use only certified seed for sowing.
3. Sow at proper time and depth when there is adequate moisture in soil.
4. Maintain optimum plant population about 1.40 to 1.50 lakh plants/ha.
5. Apply recommended dose of fertilizers.
6. Adopt proper plant protection.
7. Do tillage, sowing and inter tillage operations across the slope to store soil moisture.
8. Grow rainfed jowar only on water retentive black cotton soils.
9. If possible give 1 to 2 irrigations at grand growth and booting stage.

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