During dry periods irrigation is required in every 4-7 days depending on severity of the drought and type of soil.
Weeds could be controlled by manual methods such as weeding and application pre and post emergent weed killers. Crops need to be maintained weed free at least until flowering stage.
Crops are harvested, shelled and cleaned manually when grain moisture is low and after physiological maturity is reached. Seed moisture is lowered by sun drying to a safer level before shelling the seeds.
Pests and diseases
- Stem borer
- Root & stalk rot
- Leaf blight
- Sheath blight
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