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Bihar Farmers are Advised to Follow these Crop & Livestock Specific Advisories till 29th May 2022

Bihar state farmers are advised to follow these crop and livestock-specific advisories provided by IMD till 29th May 2022. For more updated crop-specific activities do follow Krishi Jagran.

Dr Poonam Batra
Bihar Farmers are Advised to Follow these Crop & Livestock Specific Advisories till 29th May 2022
Bihar Farmers are Advised to Follow these Crop & Livestock Specific Advisories till 29th May 2022

Bihar state farmers are advised to follow these crop and livestock-specific advisories provided by IMD till 29th May 2022. For more updated crop-specific activities do follow Krishi Jagran.

Rice: Land preparation is advised for nursery sowing of long-duration varieties of paddy such as Rajshree, Rajendra Sweta, Rajendra Mansuri, BPT-5204, Swarna, Satyam, Sabour Shree, MTU-7029, and Swarna Sub-1 and Kishori. Before sowing, the seed should be treated with Carbendazim@1.5 gram/kg of seed. Farmers are advised to arrange the seeds from authentic sources.

Maize: The weather is likely to remain dry in the next five days after tomorrow. Farmers are advised to harvest the mature maize crop and after threshing, dry the grain and store it in a safe place.

For Kharif maize, land preparation is advised. Application of 100 quintals of FYM, 30 kg Nitrogen, 60 kg Phosphorus, and 50 kg potash per hectare is advised during land preparation. Devki, Suwan, Shaktimaan-1, Shaktimaan-2, Rajendra Shanker Makka-3, and Ganga 11 varieties are suitable for sowing in North Bihar.

Jute: To start sowing of Jute crop with available improved variety. Before four hours of sowing, must treat the seeds with Bavistin (@ 2 gram per Kg) with seed rate 5-7 Kg per ha, NPK: 60: 30: 30 Kg/ha for control of Weeds, Spray Pretilachlor or Butachlor 50% EC @ 3 ml per liter of water after 48 hrs of sowing. In jute crop first weeding 15-20 DAS & second weeding at 35-40 DAS must be done. After the second wedding thinning followed by plant-to-plant distance will be maintained at 7 cm.

Makhana: To keep the water level in the Makhana field for more production. After 40 days of transplanting of Makhana plants, spray 5 % of Neem Oil at 25 days intervals for protection against all kinds of insects- pests, and diseases in the makhana crops.

Garma Moong: When leaves become yellow due to an attack by a whitefly insect then spray Imidacloprid @ 1 ml per lit of water occurrence of clear weather. Use of soluble fertilizer (NPK) in Moong/ Urd crop: i) When the crop is at below 20 days, spray 7- 8 g per lit of water. ii) When the crop is above 40 days, spray 15 g per lit of water.

Mango: Prevailing weather conditions, there is a chance of attack of mango fruit fly in the mango fruit. If the fruit fly population is there, then install 15-20 pheromone trap (methyl eugenol trap)/ha.

Vegetables: Intercultural operation is advised in vegetables like okra & cucurbit crops like bottle gourd, sponge gourd, and pumpkin. Monitoring is advised for infestation of mites in okra. Larvae and nymphs of mite are greenish-red while adults are oval reddish-brown. Mites feed on the undersurface of leaves and the affected leaves gradually start curling and get wrinkled and crumpled. 

If infestation is found, spraying of Ethion @1.5-2 ml/liter of water is advised. Monitoring is advised for the infestation of fruit flies in cucurbitaceous crops. If infestation is found, spraying of Dimethoate 30 EC @ 2 ml+10-gram sugar /liter of water is advised.

Chilli: Rouging of the viral-infested plant is advised in chili crops. The affected plants should be uprooted and buried in the soil. Spraying of Imidacloprid @ 0.3 ml per liter of water is advised to protect the crop from damage.

Livestock:  Farmers are advised to ensure the availability of dry fodder with green fodder in regular ways so that they do not suffer from gas problems ad also increase milk production along with the good health of animals. Mineral mixture @40-50gm /animal should be given. Hygiene should be maintained at the place where animals are kept. Vaccinate the cow/buffalo against Hemogenic Septicaemia & Black quarter and foot & mouth disease and must give Anti-parasitic worm medicine to animals. Treat the Wheat straw, for fodder purposes in the rainy season. For treatment use (100 kg Wheat straw + 4 kg urea + 50 lit. freshwater).

In the rainy season, there are more chances of dysentery in the goats, farmers are advised to vaccinate the goat against it with the “Enterotoxaemia” vaccine. Before vaccination gives an anti-parasitic tablet in the morning and gives Lever tonic continuously for 3 days.

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