CROP HUSBANDRY AND CULTIVATION
major crop husbandry practices is the Growing of at least one representative crop from each of the following groups: (a) cereals (b) pulses
(i) The transfer of seedlings from nursery beds to their permanent positions in the field.
(ii) The tools used for transplanting are hand trowel, digger, hoe or cutlass. (iii) Plant is removed with a ball of soil around its roots.
(iv) Mostly done in cool weather, in morning or evening times.
(v) Transplants require shading to reduce wilting.
(vi) Soil around roots at permanent site are firmed to eliminate air pockets for good root establishment.
(vii) Watering is done morning and evening.
(viii) Mulch after transplanting to reduce evapo-transpiration.
(ix) Usually done at the early stages of development of the crop plant, long before maturity.
(x) Weak or diseased seedling should not be transplanted
126. CROP ROTATION
133. FARM POWER AND MACHINERY
134. SOURCES OF FARM POWER
135. HUMAN SOURCE
142. FIELD MACHINES
164. SIMPLE FARM TOOLS
165. AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION
166. THE CONCEPT OF