Aerobic rice variety PAC 837 was directly sown on June 23,2016 and is ready for harvest in 120 days

Aerobic rice variety PAC 837 was directly sown on June 23,2016 and is ready for harvest in 120 days. Recommended dosages of fertilizer and application of herbicide Nomni gold were key interventions in two acres and similar practices were adopted by three farmers in three acres in two villages. DSR has been introduced for the first time in these villages. The avoidance of transplanting expenditure, resolving labour problem, saving of irrigation, manual weeding and judicious use of insecticides are some of the practices for reduction in cost of cultivation. Monitoring of crop growth and pest has been followed systematically. The scientific advice by Dr BN Singh, eminent rice breeder, provided strength to the initiative.