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Farmers should immediately start cultivation of Alsi, Agriculture Experts

Agriculture specialists have instructed farmers to immediately start cultivation of Alsi as soon as possible, so that higher production can be obtained by timely cultivating the crop. Therefore, it must be cultivated before 20th November. For the cultivation of linseed, medium fertile soil having a good drainage system is important. Ploughing should be done to a greater depth as the roots of linseed or flax seed penetrate deep into soil. Soil should attain fine tilth and should be weed free. 2-3 ploughings followed by 2-3 harrowing is sufficient to obtain fine tilth. There must be proper moisture in the soil at the time of planting so that germination can occur smoothly. They said drill method is best for the cultivation and the distance between rows should be maintained at 30cm. In irrigated areas 6 kg seed per acre should be used while in rain fed areas 8 kg per acre seed is enough to obtain a bumper crop.

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