Nursery grown in 800-1000 m² is sufficient for transplanting in one hectare area. Seed rate of 30-35 kg/ha is sufficient for rice. Clayey loam or loamy soil is best for nursery.
Late maturing varieties should be sown till June 15-25 and early maturing varieties should be sown till June 15-30. By doing 2-3 ploughing, the field should be levelled & the soil should be softened.
There should be proper water drainage system in the field. At the time of field preparation, 600-800 kg cow dung or compost should be mixed well with the soil in the nursery.
12.5 kg Urea, 15 kg Single Super Phosphate, 5-6 kg Murate of Potash & 2-2.5 kg of Zinc sulphate should be mixed well with the soil at the time of field preparation.
NOTE - Be sure to treat the seed before sowing in the nursery.