Nursery management for boro rice

The effect of nursery management treatments on seedling health and their subsequent effect on crop yield of boro rice were studied. Results revealed that integration of different components of nursery management techniques i.e., addition of organic manure @ 1.5 kg m-2, dusting of ash on seedling leaves at weekly interval, shaking off dew drops from the seedling tips every morning, placement of polyethylene sheet above the seedling at night and foliar spray of multi nutrients solution (multiplex) produced vigorous seedling growth and subsequently higher grain yield compared with non-treated control.