Maize- Planting activities

Maize is propagated by seeds. The recommended seed rate is 8 kg/acre. The best season of planting is June to September for rainfed crop and January to February for irrigated crop.

The field is prepared well through ploughing or digging. Lime or dolomite @ 1-3 kg/cent has to be applied depending on soil acidity. This should be followed by adding organic manure @ 100 kg/cent

Hereafter, ridges and furrows are prepared for planting. The seeds are dibbled @ one seed per hole at a spacing of 60 cm x 23 cm.

The basal dose of fertilizers is applied at the time of planting.