Q. With reference to Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR), consider the following statements:
1.In DSR, the pre-germinated seeds are directly drilled into the field by a tractor-powered machine.
2.The spraying of herbicides is not required in DSR.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: In DSR, the pre-germinated seeds are directly drilled into the field by a tractor-powered machine.

Statement 2 is incorrect: The spraying of herbicides must be done simultaneously along with sowing, and the first irrigation.

Source: Indian Express