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Dry Seeding

How do we perform dry seeding?

  • Ungerminated (dry) seeds are used as planting material.
  • Field is usually devoid of water.
  • Seeds are sawn on to dry soil (Also known as “Kekulan” or “Manawari” method).
  • Sowing is done either in rows or in a random manner.
  • Required seed rates varie with
    • severity of the environmental conditions.
    • potential physical damages to the seeds.
  • Seed rates could also be adjusted to control weed infestation levels (from 150 kg/ha to 300 kg/ha).