Adaptation of happy seeder in combine harvested paddy fields a case study of district Sheikhupura Punjab, Pakistan

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Adaptation of happy seeder in combine harvested paddy fields a case study of district Sheikhupura Punjab, Pakistan

Hamza Muneer Asam, Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema, Zia-Ul-Haq, Mumtaz Ahmad, Talha Mehmood, Muhammad Kazim Nawaz, Sohail Raza Haidree, Abdul Qadeer
Int. J. Biosci.16( 1), 314-319, January 2020.
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Rice residue has high contamination of silica particles therefore it is not a good feed for animals as compared to wheat straw. Performance evaluations of different sowing techniques were conducted in combine harvested residue field. Experiment was conducted at four different locations of district Sheikhupura, Dera Arain, Saranwala, Dera Balm and Sakna Dahir during 2017-18. The wheat variety GALAXY-2013 was sown in the residue field. Purpose to conduct this experimental study was to compare the performance of different wheat sowing machinery in combine harvested residue field at four different locations. As conservational technique, happy seeder and zero seed drill were used for the sowing of wheat in heavy residue field, while in conventional techniques wheat was sown with broadcasting method. There were three treatment T1 Happy Seeder, T2 Zero Seed Drill and T3 Broadcasting method. Performance of different sowing method was measured on the basis of germination count, number of tillers, plant height, spike length, spikelet per spike, grain per spike, thousand grain weight, and yield per plot. Results of the study indicate that treatment T1 (Happy Seeder) perform best with highest yield.


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