Things to keep in mind in mixed cultivation of wheat and mustard

Author : Dr. Pramod Murari

Wheat is cultivated in almost all the regions of the country. It is mainly cultivated in coarse cereals during Rabi season. Farmers cultivating wheat can earn more profit by doing mixed farming. Mustard cultivation can be done along with wheat crop to earn more profit in less time. After sowing these crops in the month of November-December, they can be harvested by March-April. Let us know the things to keep in mind in mixed farming of wheat and mustard.

  • Cultivation of hard wheat or non-irrigated varieties of wheat along with mustard crop can lead to a better crop.

  • Sow crops in a row. It also facilitates irrigation and weeding.

  • Keep a distance of 8 to 10 inches between each row of mustard seeds.

  • Sow the seeds at a depth of 3 to 4 cm.

  • Flowering starts in 30-35 days of mustard crop. At this time, pluck the main stem of mustard plants from above. This will stop the growth of the main stem and increase the number of branches. By doing this, the yield of mustard increases by 10 to 15 percent.

  • When the grains of wheat become hard, then it should be harvested.

Benefits of mixed cultivation of wheat and mustard

  • The roots of hard wheat are 2-3 inches deep. On the other hand, the roots of mustard are 4-5 inches deep. Due to the difference in the depth of the roots, the plants get sufficient amount of nutrients and moisture.

  • Water is saved during irrigation.

  • The amount of manure and fertilizers is also less.

  • Due to the absence of vacant land in the field, weeds come out less.

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We hope that by keeping in mind the things mentioned in this post, by doing farming, you will be able to get good yield of wheat and mustard. If you found this information necessary, then like this post and also share it with maximum farmers. So that other farmer friends can also take advantage of it. Ask us your questions related to this through comments.

21 September 2021


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