CROP MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR HYBRID RICE

  Seed Rate    

6 kg/acre

  Season    

As recommended for medium duration varieties in the respective growing area. Normally, May–June in the rainy season, and November–December in winter.

  Nursery     As recommended for medium duration varieties in the respective growing area. Normally, May–June in the rainy season, and November–December in winter.
  Transplanting     Transplant 21–25 day seedlings @ one seedling per hill at 20 x 15 cm spacing in the main field.
Weedicides   Apply recommended weedicides like Butachlor or Thiobencarb within 2–3 DAT in 4–5 cm standing water.
  Fertilizer     Fertilizer dose depends on basic soil fertility. For normal soils, the following schedule is recommended:
             
(kg/acre)
   
      Stage
N
P
K
     
      Basal dose
16
16
16
     
      3 weeks after transplanting
17
     
      6 weeks after transplanting
17
     
      TOTAL
50
16
16
     
      Add zinc sulphate @ 10 kg/acre in deficient soils.      
  Plant Protection     Need based. Use similar chemicals and dosage as recommended for common varieties.
  CAUTION     Do not use the grain harvested from hybrid seed based crops as seed for the next crop. Doing so will cause a drastic reduction in crop yields due to segregation and loss of hybrid vigor.