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Important Crops



KHARIF CROPS

 

Paddy/Rice

Paddy is grown in the districts of Ambala, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal , Jind, Panipat, 

Sonipat, Fatehabad, Sirsa

                   
(a)
Sowing Time  :


  a) Common Group      : 15th May to 15th June
 

  b) Fine/ Super Fine    : 15th May to 15th June
      Group 

  c) Basmati               : 15th June to 30 June

(b)   Varieties: 

 a) Common Group            : Jaya  , IR - 8
 

 b) Fine/ Super Fine Group : HKR-126, 
                                      HKR- 120, PR-106, 
                                      PR-111, PR - 114 , 
                                      Pusa - 33, IR -64 


 c) Basmati                    : B - 370 ,  HBC -19,  
                                     CSR - 30 & P.B. - 1 

                                    

(c)  Seed Rate for raising nursery (Kg/ Acre) :

          -  Common/ Fine/ Superfine Group    :     10-12 

        -  Basmati Group                            :     8

(d)  Transplanting Time :

         
-   Common/ Fine/ Super Fine     : 15th June to 15th July

        -   Basmati                              : First Fortnight of July 

    

(e) Fertilizers :
  
                                                   
Nutrients Kg/ acre
Group Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash Zinc Sulphate
Dwarf 60 24 24 10
Basmati 24 12 - 10

(f) Irrigations        Water should be kept ponded for 15 - 25 days after transplantation for 
                                 management of weeds. After which intermittent flooding should be done. 
                                 Normally 15 - 20  irrigations will be required depending upon the rainfall. 
                                 However, 10 - 15 irrigations are required for Basmati. 

(g)Weed Control :      For the Control of Swank, Mesta and Motha use Butachlor at the rate of 1.2 
                                 Litre or Anilophos at the rate of 0.53 Litre per Acre. Herbicide should be applied 
                                 within 72 Hours after transplanting.

           Major Diseases , Pests and their Control

 Pest

Treatment

Root Weevil 10 kg Carbofuron or 4 Kg Phorate - 10 G per acre 
Leaf  Folder 10 Kg Methyl Parathion- 2 % D or 400 ml Quinalphos 25 AF or 200 ml Monocrotophos  - 36 SL or 350 ml Endosulfon per acre
Plant Hoppers 10 Kg Carbaryl- 5% D or Methyl Parathion - 2 % D or 250 ml DDVP - 76 % EC per acre 
Stem Borer 500 ml Methyl Parathion 50 % EC or Chlorpyriphos 20 % EC or 7.5 Kg Cartop Hydro Chloride per acre
Disease Treatment  
Blast   Beam 75 WP @ 120 gm/acre or  Carbendazim @ 200 gm/acre  
Bacterial Leaf Blight     Grow resistant/tolerant  varieties like   HKR-120 and 1R -64  
False Smut   Spray copper oxychloride 50 gm in 200 lit  
of  water per acre  
Stem Rot   Grow resistant/tolerant varieties like   
HKR -120 & HKR-126

                
                          
   

Cotton

  Cotton is grown in the districts of Hisar, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Bhiwani, Jind , Rohtak and  Jhajjar.

(a) Sowing Time 

   

   a) Desi Cotton                      :            15th April to 15th May

      

    b) American Cotton     :                        Ist week of May to 15th of June
 

(b)   Varieties: -  

      a) Desi             R.G. - 8 ,  HS - 45,  HD- 107,
                          HD -123, AAH - 1 (Hybrid)
   
     b) American     H  - 777, HS - 6, H - 1098, 
                          HHH - 81(Hybrid)  &  H - 974

                

(c)    Seed Rate: -  

           Desi                        :    5 Kg per Acre (Undelinted)
      
          
American               :      6 Kg per Acre (Delinted) 

         Hybrids                  :     1.20-1.50 Kg per Acre (Delinted) 

            

(d) Recommended Fertilizer Dose :-

                                                                                 Nutrient kg/Acre

Varieties/ Hybrids Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash
Desi 20 - -
American 35 12 -
Hybrid 70 24 24

(e) Irrigation :    3-4 depending upon the rainfall 

(d) Pests, Diseases and their control

Pest

Treatment

Thrip & Leaf Hopper Dimethoate 30 EC  @ 250 - 350 ml or Oxydemeton methyl 25 EC @ 300 - 400 ml or Formothion 25 EC or Phosphamidon 85 SL @ 75 -100 per acre
Spotted Ballworm, American Ballworm,Pink Ballworm, Hairy Caterpillar, Semiloopers and other leaf eating insects  Endosulphon 35 EC @ 600 ml or Carbaryl 50 WP @ 600 gm or Fenitrothion 50 EC @ 600 ml or Quinalphos 25 EC @ 600 ml or Ekalux 20 AF @ 650 ml per acre
Diseases

Treatment  

Leaf spot   Spray  Carbendazim @ 2.5 gm per kg and drench soil  with 0.2 % of Carbendazim.  
Anthracnose  

 -do-  

Root Rot  

 -do-  

Leaf Curl Virus   Spray  300-400 ml of Anthio 25 EC in 200 lit of water per acre.  

       

Sugarcane

This crop is grown mainly in the Yamunanagar, Ambala, Kurukeshetra , Kaithal , Jind , Sonipat, Rohtak, Hisar, Sirsa and Fatehabad districts of the State.

(a) Sowing / Planting Time :  

                       i) Spring Season :               Mid February to end of March

                       ii) Autumn            :            Last week of September to First week of October

(b) Varieties: -

   i) Early Maturing : Co - 7717, COJ - 64, COH -56, 
                            COH -99, COH - 92

   ii) Mid Season    : COS - 767, COS - 8436

  iii) Late Maturing : Co - 1148, COH- 35 (Haryana -35)



(c)  Seed Rate :- 

                 
i) 35,000 two Budded Cane Setts or

              ii) 23, 000 three Budded cane Setts 
                      (35-40 Quintals per acre)


(d) Fertilizers :                                                          
                                                                                       
Nutrients Kg/ acre
Crop Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash
Plant Crop 60 20 -
Ratoon 90 20 -

(e)Irrigation:

   First Irrigation    :            Six Week after sowing

  Pre Monsoon     :             10 days Interval

  Post Monsoon   :             25 days Interval

(f)  Weed Control :          

     (i) Simazene @ 1.6 Kg Kg/acre in 250-300 litre of water

     (ii) Spray after 2-3 days of sowing

(g) Pest and Diseases and Their Control      

Pests

Treatment

Termite, Stem Borer and Root Borer Lindane 20 EC or Chloropyriphos 20 EC @ 2.5 litre or Endosulphon 35 EC @ 1.5 litre or Dursban 10 G @ 8 kg /acre
Black Bug Endosulphon 35 EC @ 550 ml or Phenthoate 50 EC @ 400 ml or Phentrothion 50 EC @ 400 ml/acre or DDVT 76 EC @ 160 ml/acre 
Redmite

Oxydematon 25 EC @ 500 ml or Dimethoate 30 EC @ 600 ml/acre

Shoot Borer Carbofuron 3G @ 13 Kg or Phorate 10 G @ 8 kg/acre
Pyrilla Adopting biological control method or Malathion 50 EC @ 400- 600 ml or Endosulphon 35 EC @ 400-600 ml or pheniltrathion 50 EC @ 400-600 ml/acre 
Gurdaspur Borer Rouging and and destroying of affected plants between ending June to ending September
White  Fly Malathion 50 EC @ 800 ml or Dimetheoate 30 EC @ 640 ml or Methyl dematon 25 EC @ 800 ml/acre
Tarai Borer

 i) Avoid Cane lodging by tying and earthing

ii) Destroy affected dry cane after harvesting the crop.

Scale Pest

i) Soak sugarcane seed in 0.1 % malathion solution for 20 minutes before sowing.

ii) Spray 0.1 % malathion solution after removing 2-3 leaves from the lower portion of the cane.

iii) Drain out stagnated water

Diseases

Treatment

RedRot (i) Use disease free healthy seed 

(ii) Rouge out affected cane 

(iii) Avoid Ratooning in the affected fields 

(iv) Use Red Rot resistant varieties like 
      CoS - 767

Wilt (i)   Use healthy seed for sowing

(ii)  Adopt minimum three year crop 
      rotation 

Smut (i)   Use healthy seed from disease free 
      fields 
(ii)   Remove and destroy affected plants

(iii)  Use seed  from the nurseries sown 
      from with seed treated with moist 
      heat therapy  

 

Bajra

Mainly grown  in the districts of Hisar, Fatehabad, Sirsa, Bhiwani, Jind , Jhajjar, Rohtak, Gurgaon , Rewari, Mahendergarh and Faridabad

(a) Sowing time                                                                        

  

        (i) Mid July in irrigated area 

          (ii) After the first monsoon shower in unirrigated /rainfed areas 

 

    

(b) Varieties: -

               HHB-50, HHB-60, HHB-67, HHB-68 & 
               HHB-94, HC-4, HC-10 , WCC - 75  

(c) Seed Rate :  1.5 to 2.0 kg/acre 

(d) Fertilizers :
                                                                                 

                                                             Nutrients Kg/ acre
  Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash Zinc Sulphate (21 %)
Irrigated 50 25 - 10
Rainfed 16 8 - -

(e)  Irrigation:    1-2 

(f) Pest, Diseases and their control : 

Pests

Treatment

White grubs (i) Collect the adults after first and second night of rain and destroy in Kerosene oil or

(ii)Spray 0.04 of Monocrotophos 36 % SL or 0.05 % Quinalphos 25 EC or 1.15 % Carbaryl  50 WP on the trees in the Bajra field immediately after first, second and third showers
Hairy Caterpillar Monocrotophos 36 SL @ 250 ml or DDVP 76 EC @ 250 ml or Endosulphon 35 EC @ 500 ml or Quinalphos 25 EC @ 500 ml/ acre
Grey Weevil Malathion 50 % EC @ 400 ml
Diseases

Treatment

Downy Mildew 

Ergot

Smut

 

(i) Treat the seed in 10 % Saline water for 
    10 minutes

(ii) Treat the seed with Emison @ 2 gm or 
     Thiram @ 4 gm/kg seed

(iii) Rouging and destroying of affected 
     plants 
 
(iv) Spray 0.2 % Zineb or Mancozeb after 
      removing the affected plants

   

  Maize

Mostly grown in the Ambala, yamunanagar, Panchkula, Kurukshetra and Rohtak

(a) Sowing time  :

 

       (i) Irrigated    : June, 25 to July, 20

 

        (ii) Rainfed    : With the outbreak of monsoon rains   

 

  (b) Varieties  :

               Vijay Composite ,Ageti-76 , HHM-1, 
              HHM-2,& Ganga Hybrid -5

  (c)  Seed Rate   :      7 kg/acre (3-4 Kg in case of Hybrids)

 (d)   Fertilizers  :                                                            Nutrients Kg/ acre

  Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash Zinc
Hybrid/ Composite 60 25 25 10
Desi 25 12 12 10

(e) Irrigations      :      1-2

(f) Pests , Diseases and Their Control :

Pests

Treatment

Maize Borer

 

 

 

(i) Carbaryl 50% WP @ 200 gm or Endosulphon 35 EC @ 250 ml per acre - after 10 days of germination

(ii) Carbaryl 50 % WP @ 300 gm or Endosulphon 35 EC @ 375 ml - After 20 days of germination 

(iii) Carbaryl 50 % WP @ 400 gm or Endosulphon 35 EC @ 500 ml / acre - After 30 days of germination

(iv) As above after 40 days of germination

 

Grass Hopper and  Army Worm


Hairy Caterpillar

 

Monocrotophos 36 SL @ 250 ml or DDVP 76 EC @ 200 ml  per acre or

Endosulphon 35 EC @ 500 ml or Quinalphos 25 EC @ 500 ml per acre

Grey Weevil Malathion 50 EC @ 400 ml per acre

 

Maize Thrips and Jassids Malathion 50 EC @ 250 ml per acre

 

                                    

 KHARIF PULSES

Moong , Mash and Cowpea

(a) Sowing Time : 

                                Ist week of July 

                          Month of March for Summer Moong

(b) Varieties  :

                               Moong           :            MH -83-20 (Asha), K -851, Type -44 ( Pusa Baisakhi)

                         Maash           :            T -9

                         Cowpea         :            FS -68        

(c) Seed rate

                               (i) Moong & Mash    : 6-8 Kg /acre

                         (ii) Cowpea             :  12 Kg/acre

(d) Fertilizers  :
                                                               
Nutrients Kg/ acre
Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash
6-8 16 -

(e) Irrigation   :   One

(f) Pest, Diseases and Their Control  :

Pest  

Treatment

Hairy Caterpillar

Flea Beetle

 

Monocrotophos 36 SL @ 250 ml or DDVP 76 EC @ 200 ml or  Endosulphon 35 EC @ 500 ml or Quinalphos 25 EC @ 500 ml per acre
Jassids

White Fly

 

Malathion 50 EC @ 400 ml or Dimethoate 30 EC @ 250 ml or  Oxydematon 25 EC @ 250 ml or Anthio 25 EC @ 250 ml or  Phosphomidon 85 SL @ 75 ml per acre
Diseases

Treatment

Cercospora Leaf Spot Blitox 50 or Dithane M -45 @ 600- 800 gm/acre
Bacterial leaf Spot Copper Oxychloride @ 600-800 gm/acre
Root Rot (i) Treat seed with Thiram @ 4 gm/Kg of seed 
(ii) Follow crop rotation
Yellow Mosaic  (i) Dimethoate 30 EC @ 250 ml or Oxydemeton 
    methyl 25 EC @ 250 ml or Formothion 25 EC 
    @ 250 ml or Phosphamidon 85 WSC @ 75 ml 
    or Malathion 50 EC @ 400 ml per acre at 
    10-15 day interval
(ii) Rogue out affected plants 
(iii) Destroy weeds in and around the crop 

           
ARHAR 

Grown almost in every district of the State.

(a) Sowing time :

     (i) Irrigated         :       T - 21 - Mid March to Mid June             

                                     UPAS - 120 - March to Ist week of July 

                                     Paras & Manak - Mid June to July

     (ii)  Rainfed       :        With outbreak of monsoon

(b) Varieties    :                  Manak    or H 77 - 216, UPAS - 120, T - 21, H -82-1 (Paras)  

(c) Seed Rate :                    5- 6 kg per acre

(d) Fertilizers:          

                                                                       Nutrients Kg/ acre
Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash
8 16 -

(e) Irrigation :  One  

(f) Pests and Their Control :

    
  Pest

Treatment

Pod Borer Endosulphon 35 EC @ 600 ml or Monocrotophos 36 SL @ 300 ml or Cypermethrine 25 EC @ 75 ml or Fenvalerate 20 EC @ 120 ml or Deltamethrine 2.8 EC @ 215 ml per acre

 

       
RABI CROPS

 

 Wheat 

Grown in entire State.

(a) Sowing time : 

       

                             (i) Irrigated   : Ist to 3rd week of November

  

                              (ii) Rainfed   : Last week of October to IInd week of November

(b)      Varieties:-

           C-306,  WH-533 , WH-157, WH-283,  
           HD-2329, WH-542, WH - 291,
           WH - 896 (D), PBW - 343, 
           UP - 2338, PBW -233, Sonak, WH - 147, WH -  
           416, Raj - 3765, HD - 2687, PBW - 373 

(c)    Seed Rate:-

          (i) 40 Kg per acre for small/ normal sized grain 
                like WH - 147, WH - 542 and WH - 416, 
                PBW - 343,PBW- 373

           (ii) 50 Kg per acre for bold seeded grain like 
                WH-157 

 

(d) Fertilizers:          

     Irrigated 

                                                                         Nutrients Kg/ acre 
Kind Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash Zinc Sulphate (21%)
Dwarf Varieties
Ambala District 60 24 24 10
Other Districts 60 24 12 10
Desi Varieties
Ambala District 24 12 12 10
Other District 24 12 6 10

 Rainfed                
                                                                                            
Ambala District 12 6 6 10
Other District 12 6 - -

(e) Irrigations :   5-6

(f) Weeds & Their Control 
 (i) Broad Leaved 2,4 - D Sodium Salt 80% @ 250 gm or 2,4 D Ester 34.6 %  @ 300 ml or Metsalfuron @ 8 gm (product) per acre (Do not use 2,4 D on varities HD 2002 and WH - 283 )
(ii) Guli Danda (Phalaris minor) Methabezthiozuran 70 % WP @ 800 gm or Methabasguran  80 % WP @ 800 gm   or Isoproturon 50 % WP @ 800 gm or Isoproturon 75 % WP @ 500 gm per acre
(iii) Kanki and Wild Oats  Isoproturon 50 % or 75 % WP @ 600 gm or 380 gm per acre  respectively

(g)  Pests, Diseases and Their Control :

      
Pests

Treatment

(i) Termites  Seed treatment with Chloropyriphos 20 EC @ 60 ml or Farmatheon 25 EC @ 100 ml or Endosulpheon 35 EC @ 140 ml per 40 kg of seed
(ii) Aphids & Jassids Fenitrothion 50 EC @ 250 ml or Endosulphon 35 EC @ 50 ml or Malatheon 50 EC @ 400 ml per acre 
(iii) Surface Hopper Methylparatheon 2% dust @ 10 kg/acre
Diseases

Treatment

(i) Yellow Rust  Sow resistant varieties like WH - 157, WH - 283, WH - 291, WH - 533 & WH - 542 
(ii) Brown Rust  Zineb @ 800 gm per acre
(iii) Black Rust             -do-
(iv) Loose Smut  Adopt solar treatment of seed during May -  June 
(v) Leaf Smut  (i) Treat seed with Vitavex or Bavistan @ 2gm or Brasicol @ 4gm per Kg of seed
(ii) Rouging affected plants 
(iii) sow resistant varieties like WH - 283 and HD - 2329
(iv) Karnal Bunt 

        (i) Treat seed with Thiram @ 2 gm per Kf of seed.
      
        (ii) Sow Resistant varieties like WH - 283,          
            WH -291, WH - 533, WH - 542 and HD - 2285

(vi) Black point   Zineb @ 800 gm per acre at an interval of 10 to 15 days.
(vii) Powdery Mildew Sulphur WP @ 800 - 1000 gm per acre

                          

Rape Seed and Mustard

Mainly grown in Rewari, Mahendergarh, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Hisar, Gurgaon and Faridabad Districts

(a) Sowing Time  :          

 (i) Mustard : 25th September to 10th October

 (ii)Raya     : 30th September to 20th October

(b) Varieties       :        Raya Prakash, RH - 30, RH -8113 (Saurabh), RH - 8812 (Laxmi), RH - 871, 
                               Brown Sarson -1     

(c) Seed rate      :        

      (i)  Irrigated :        1.25 Kg per acre

      (ii) Rainfed   :          2 Kg per acre

(d) Fertilizers     :

 Irrigated                                                                     Nutrients Kg/ acre

  Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash Zinc Sulphate
Raya 32 12 - -
Mustard 24 8 - 10

 Rainfed

Raya & Mustard 16 8 - -

(e) Irrigations :     Two

(f)  Pest, Diseases and Their Control

    

  Pests

 Treatment

i) Red Hairy Catterpilar      Quinalphos 25 EC @ 500 ml or Monocrotophos 36 WSC @ 250 ml or DDVP 76 EC @ 200 ml or Endosulphon 35 EC @ 500 ml per acre
  ii) Aphids / Jassids  i) Remove the affected/ infected branches 
ii) Methyldematon 25 EC @ 250-400 ml or phosphamodon 85 SL @ 60 - 100 ml per acre 
 iii) Mustard Sawfly   Endosulphon 35 EC @ 400 ml per acre
  Diseases

Treatment

i) Alternaria Blight   Mencozeb @ 600 gm per acre , 3-4 sprays each after 15 days interval   
ii) Downy Mildew 

-do-

iii) White Rust         

 -do-

                                        

 Sunflower

Mainly grown in Ambala , Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Panipat and Sonipat Districts

(a) Sowing Time  :    15 January to 15 February 
  

(b)   Varieties: -

      (i) Hybrid    -  MSHF - 17, KBSH - 1, 
                         Jawalamukhi,
                         Sungene - 85,PAC-36,
                         PAC - 1091, MSHF-8,  
                         APSH - 11

       (ii)  Improved - EC -68415C 
                        (Haryana Surajmukhi)

                

(c)     Seed Rate : -

          (i) Hybrid   - 1.5 to 2 kg per acre

          (ii) Improved - 4 Kg per acre

  (d) Fertilizers                                   Nutrients Kg/ acre     

Variety Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash
Hybrid 40 20 -
Improved 24 16 -

(e) Irrigations :         Six

(f) Pests, Diseases and Their Control

     

Pests

Treatment

(i) Cut Worm  Fenvalerate 0.4 % DP @ 10 Kg or Fenvalerate 20 EC @ 80 ml or Cypermethrin 25 EC @ 50 ml or Decamethrine 2.8 EC @ 150 ml per  acre
(ii) Hairy Catterpilar  (i) Dust Fenvalerate 0.4 % DP or Methylparatheon 
    2 % DP on a 15 cm wide strip on all sides 
(ii) Endosulphan 35 EC @ 500 ml or Quinalphos 25 
    EC @ 500 ml or Monocrotophos 36 SL@ 200  ml   
    or DDVP 76 EC @ 200 ml per acre
(iii) Flower Borer  Endosulphon 35 EC @ 500 ml or Quinalphos 25 EC @ 600 ml per acre
Diseases

Treatment

(i) Alternaria Blight  Dithane M -45 (0.2 %) , two sprays after an interval of 15 days
(ii)  Root Rot and Stem Rot Treat Seed with Bavistan or Thiran @ 3 gm per Kg of seed. Adopt   3-4 year crop rotation   

      

Gram

Mainly grown in western Haryana.

(a) Sowing Time :   Mid October to 30th October

                            Kabuli gram - Last week of October but sow gram varieties Channa No 1 and Gora 
                            Hisari during 2nd and 3rd week of November under irrigated conditions 

(b) Varieties :

                   H  - 208, G - 24, C - 235, Haryana 
                   Channa No.1 , Gaurav, L - 144 
                   (Kabuli), Gora Hisari and Haryana   
                   Channa No. 3

(c)     Seed Rate:

            (i) General Varieties :  15 - 18 Kg per acre 

          (ii) Kabuli Varieties   :   36 Kg per acre

          (iii) Gaurav Variety   :   30-32 Kg per acre 

          (iv) Gora Hisari Variety : 24 - 26 Kg per 
                                           acre

 (d) Fertilizers                         Nutrients Kg / acre   

Nitrogen Phosphorus  Potash
6 16 -
* note - use 10 Kg Zinc Sulphate (21 %) per acre 
            under irrigated  conditions 

(e) Irrigations :      One

(f)  Pests , Diseases and their Control

       

Pests

Treatment

(i) Termite  Treat seed with Endosulphon 35 EC @ 850 ml or monocrotophos 36 SL @ 850 ml or chloropyriphos  20 EC @ 1500 ml per 100 Kg of seed
(ii) Cut Worm Fenvalerate 20 EC @ 80 ml or Cypermtherine 25 EC @ 50 ml or Decamethrine 2.8 EC @ 150 ml or Fenvalerate 0.4 % DP @ 10 Kg per acre
(iii) Pod Borer  Endosuphan 35 EC @ 400 ml or Monocrotophos 36 SL @ 200 ml or Fenvalerate 20 EC @ 80 ml or Cypermetherine 10 EC @ 125 ml or Decametherine 2.8 EC @ 150 ml or Quinalphos 25 EC @ 400 ml or Carbaryl 50 WP @ 400 gm or Endosulphan 4 D @ 10 Kg   or Quinalphos 1.5 D @ 10 Kg or Carbaryl 5 D @ 10 Kg per acre
Diseases

Treatment

  (i) Wilt   (i) Treat seed with Bavistan @ 2.5 gm per Kg of seed
(ii) Grow resistant varieties like H- 208 , Channa No.1 , Gaurav & G - 24
(ii) Blight  Treat seed with Trichodarma virdi 4 gm + Vitavex 1 gm per Kg of seed
(iii) Alternaria Blight (i) Avoid growing gram in affected fields 
(ii) Grow resistant varieties like C -235
(iii) Treat seed with Bavistan @ 2.5 gm per Kg of seed
(iv)  Burn the affected plants and their residues 
(iv)  Escocyta Blight

-do-

(v) Grey Mold 

  -do-

         

Barley

 Mainly grown in Ambala, Hisar, Sirsa, Bhiwani, Mahendergarh and Gurgaon Districts

 (a) Sowing Time :                  15th October to 15th November

 (b) Varieties         :                 C 138, C -164, BG - 25, BH - 75 , BG -165

(c) Seed Rate          :                  

                                                  (i) Irrigated     -            35 kg per acre

                                        (ii) Rainfed    -             30 kg per acre

(d) Fertilizer            :               

  Nitrogen Phosphorus Potash
Irrigated 24 12 6
Rainfed 12 6 -

(e) Pests , Diseases and their Control

Pest

Treatment

Termite   Treat seed with chloripyriphos 20 EC @ 600 ml or Formathion @ 600 ml or Endosulphan 35 EC @     750 ml per 100 kg seed
Diseases

Treatment

(i) Covered Smut    Treat seed with PMA @ 2 gm per Kg seed
(ii) Loose Smut   (i) Solar Heat or Hot water treatment of seeds 
 
(ii) Treat seed with Vitavex or Beviston @ 2gm    
     per Kg seed
(iii) Yellow Rust   Grow resistant varieties like BH - 75 & BG - 105 
(iv) Black Rust   Zineb @ 800 gm per acre. 2-3 sprays at an interval 
 of 10-15 days.
(v) Brown Rust     -do-