Maturity index of wheat

Maturity index of wheat:-The crop is harvested when the grains become hard and the straw becomes yellow dry and brittle. Cereals are harvested at about 15 percent of the moisture in the grain.

  • The crop is harvested when the grains become hard and the straw becomes yellow dry and brittle.
  • Cereals are harvested at about 15 percent of the moisture in the grain.
  • Wheat should be yellow at the time of wheat harvest.
  • Wheat harvesting is done at 110-130 days after sowing.

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Maturity signs of watermelon

Maturity signs of watermelon:- Fruits are ready for harvest in 90 to 120 days from sowing. Ripe fruits, when thumped with fingers, give out heavy dull sound, whereas the immature fruits give metallic sound.

  • Fruits are ready for harvest in 90 to 120 days from sowing.
  • Ripe fruits, when thumped with fingers, give out heavy dull sound, whereas the immature fruits give metallic sound.
  • The change from white to cream or pale yellow of the skin area where the melon has been resting on the soil.
  • Shriveling of tendrils on nodes to which melons are attached.
  • Slight ribbing on surface of fruit can indicate maturity in some varieties.

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Maturity index in muskmelon

Maturity index in muskmelon:-Fruits will be ready for picking in about 110 days depending upon variety.
The fruits when mature slips out easily from the vine with little pressure or jerk

  • Fruits will be ready for picking in about 110 days depending upon variety.
  • The fruits when mature slips out easily from the vine with little pressure or jerk or if not it will remain separated from the vine next day.
  • This is called full slip stage.
  • In some Indian cultivars, green stripes on the skin begin to turn yellow during maturity.

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