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improved sorghum cultivation

improved sorghum cultivation

लेखक - Dr. Pramod Murari | 11/7/2020

Jowar is the main source of fodder crops. In Kharif season, jowar is cultivated for fodder as well as for grains. In India, it is cultivated in about 40 million acres of land. If you also want to cultivate jowar, then read this post carefully and get good yield by following the information given here.

climate and soil

  • Plants grow well in high temperatures.

  • Loamy soil and sandy loam soil is considered good for its cultivation.

  • If proper management of drainage is done in the field, then it can be cultivated even in heavy soil.

  • Soil of 6.5 to 7 pH level is most suitable for jowar cultivation.

manures and fertilizers

  • Apply 4 to 6 tonnes of decomposed cow dung per acre of land 15-20 before sowing.

  • Apply 16 kg of phosphorus and 20 kg of nitrogen per acre of land.

  • Apply 20 kg nitrogen in the field 30 days after sowing.

Field preparation and seed treatment

  • Make the soil friable by plowing about 2 to 3 times and make it level by plowing the field.

  • Take special care that there is no shortage of moisture in the soil.

  • Before sowing, treat 2 gm of Carbonadazim or Bavistin per kg of seed.

  • Sow the seed at a depth of 4 to 5 cm.

  • Sow the seeds in a row at a distance of 45 cm, for sowing in the row, you can use a plow behind the country plow or a seed drill.

weed control

  • To control weeds, sprinkle 500 ml Atrazine in 400 liters of water immediately after sowing.

  • Weed control can also be found by weeding and hoeing in the field 20 to 25 days after sowing.


  • Irrigation is not required during the rainy season. But if it is not raining, apply light irrigation.

  • Irrigate at an interval of 7 to 10 days during summer season.

  • Different varieties have different preparation times.

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