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28 June 2024
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Harwinder Singh, son of Satnam Singh, is a resident of Village Dhamma, District Kapurthala. He cultivates paddy and wheat in 14 acres of land. They have b. Tech (Food Science) from Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana.

Started of Direct Seeding:

  • After receiving technical information from Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kapurthala, it is intended to do direct sowing of paddy by tar watar method for the first time in 2022.
  • Direct sowing of PR 121 variety of paddy and yielded about 29 quintals per acre.

Advantages of Direct Seeding Method:

  • According to Harwinder Singh, sowing with tar watar method is more successful, which saves water and makes weed control easier.
  • In 2023 direct sowing of paddy was done again with tar wattar method, which gave an average yield of 30 quintals per acre.
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    Help from a team of experts:

    • In 2024, a team of experts from Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kapurthala installed a cup of direct sowing of paddy in village Dham.
    • Apprehensions of farmers towards direct sowing were removed.

    Latest Experiments:

    • In 2024, Harvinder Singh directly sowed paddy in 5 acres.
    • Use of Stomp/Bunker 30 EC (pendimethalin) is recommended for success in direct seeding.

    Motivation for Youth:

    • Taking guidance from Harvinder Singh, Gurjinder Singh also directly sowed paddy in one acre for the first time.

    • For more information stay connected with Mera Farmhouse application.