The field should be kept clean by regular weeding and hoeing. First weeding is completed within three weeks after sowing while the second weeding is done before application of fertilizer as top dressing.
The second dose of fertilizer has to be applied in 40 days after transplanting.
Removal of apical buds is known as pinching. Pinching of growing tips is done 30 days after transplanting to induce lateral shoots.
Irrigation is given once in 4-7 days according to soil moisture conditions.