Maha agri department asks farmers in Nagpur division to start sowing Kharif after 75mm of rain

Ahead of the Kharif season, Maharashtra Department of Agriculture has advised farmers in Nagpur division to start sowing seeds only after the region receives 75mm to 100mm of rain which will create sufficient moisture in the ground, an official said Tuesday. Nagpur division comprises Wardha, Gadchiroli, Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur and Nagpur districts. The agriculture department has started preparations for the Kharif season with seeds of major crops and fertilizers made available to farmers in the market, the agriculture official said. Co-Director (Agriculture) of Nagpur Division Ravindra Bhosle said seed sowing for the Kharif should only be undertaken after the region receives 75mm to 100mm rainfall and the sowing depth should be 3-4 cm. Bhosle further said farmers should opt for seed treatment before sowing and use appropriate fungicides, insecticides and bio-fertilizers.

In Nagpur division, Wardha has 4,34,475 hectares of planned land where cotton, soybean, tur and other crops will be sown for the next Kharif season, Nagpur has 4,75,005 hectares of planned land, Bhandara 1 99,459 hectares, Gondia 1,99,941 hectares, Chandrapur 4,87,819 and Gadchiroli 2,14,916 hectares. He said concerns have been raised about the shortage of imported phosphate fertilizers due to the war between Ukraine and Russia, but there is no shortage and the demand will soon be met. He said that under the state’s Cotton and Soyabean Scheme, groups of farmers will be formed and they will receive training, godowns for storage, small gins and drones for spraying pesticides. The Department of Agriculture has formed 70 flying teams to check the sale of unauthorized and fake seeds and fertilizers.

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