Farmers advised to sow wheat early to harvest a good crop

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New Delhi, Nov 11 (UNI) Crop scientists have advised farmers to plant wheat as early as possible so that they get the maximum yield from their crop.

As per a long term study, done by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the loss can be as much as 40 per cent if wheat is sown very late, i.e in the second half of December.

Wheat yield has been found to go down by about 50 kg per hectare per day if it is sown very late in the northern states. The loss is, however, lesser at about 36 kg per hectare per day in the southern wheat growing states, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Calculated at the current MSP, the loss on account of very late sowing can be in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 17,000 per hectare, said an official release issued here today.

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