1 6 days before seeding Spraying of Glyophosate @  1 kg a.i./ha / Pre- plant application of Pendimethalin(45ml/tank) 3 days before sowing
2 On the day of seeding

Sowing with Zero Till Drill ( Seed rate 7.5kg/ha with dry dry vermicompost  @60kg/ha OR Surface seeding if possible depending on soil moisture

3 On the day of seeding Fertilizer application through Zero till drill @ N-P-K (10-26-26) @150 kg / ha
4 On the day of seeding Cutting rice stubbles (mulching); Light irrigation if needed
5 1-2 days after seeding Spraying of Pendimethalin @ 1kg a.i./ha
6 15-20 days after seeding Irrigation + First top dressing (Urea 90kg/ha)
7 20-25 days after seeding Spraying of Boron (20%) @ 0.2%
8 35-40 days after seeding Irrigation + Second top dressing (Urea 60kg/ha)
9 35-40 days after seeding Spraying of Boron (20%) @ 0.2%
10 70-75 days after seeding Irrigation* N.B.:(*) Subseuent irrigation (if needed) based on soil moisture
  • Use Flat Fan Nozzle while spraying herbicides
  • For mixing two separate herbicides,stock solution has to be prepared before mixing the herbicides in tank
  • The dates in the protocols can be modified based on location
  • Previous crop residues should be retained at least @ 5t/ha
  • For surface seeding of mustard/lentil, soil moisture are to be assured; otherwise, it Will be followed by light irrigation
  • Mulching with previous rice straw in mustard or lentil helps to conserve moisture and at the same time reduces the weed pressure
  • If white rust appears at the initial stage Metalaxyl + Mancozeb @ 2% may be used.