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Sesame cultivation suitable for hot weather

Hot weather is suitable for sesame cultivation. Its seed contain more than 50 percent of oil and about 22 percent of protein. Sesame oil quality is comparable to that of olive oil. Approved varieties of sesame includes TH6 whose sowing time is 15 june till 30 june and TS5 that can be sown from 25th june till 15 july. Seed rate should be kept between 1.5 to 2kgs if sown by drill method. Apply fungicide thiofinate methyl (2.5gm) and insecticide imidacloprid (2gm/kg)  before sowing .

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