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How to plant rice

How to plant rice Rice crops can be either direct seeded or transplanted. In direct seeding, seeds are sown directly in the field. While in transplanting, seedlings are first raised in seedbeds before they are planted in the field. When choosing the suitable planting method, the (1) locality, (2) type of soil, (3) rice ecosystem, and (4) availability of inputs and labor, should be considered. Choosing when to pla

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How to prepare the rice field for planting

How to prepare the rice field for planting Land preparation is important to ensure that the rice field is ready for planting. A well-prepared field controls weeds, recycles plant nutrients, and provides a soft soil mass for transplanting and a suitable soil surface for direct seeding. Land preparation covers a wide range of practices from zero-tillage or minimum tillage which minimizes soil disturbance through to a totally 'puddled' soil

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How to develop a crop calendar

How to develop a crop calendar Using a crop calendar allows better planning of all farm activities and the cost of production. A cropping calendar is a schedule of the rice growing season from the fallow period and land preparation, to crop establishment and maintenance, to harvest and storage. Create a Crop calendar The crop calendar allows a farmer to: plan for input purchase and use develop cash flow budget for year dete

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How to ensure rice seed quality

How to ensure rice seed quality Seed is the foundation of any rice crop. It must be grown, harvested, and processed correctly for best yield and quality results. Sowing good quality seeds leads to lower seed rate, better emergence (>70%), more uniformity, less replanting, and vigorous early growth which helps to increase resistance to insects and diseases, and decrease weeds. As a result, yield can increase by 5−20%. While

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How to select rice varieties

How to select rice varieties Use healthy seeds of a locally adapted variety to get a good crop that has high yield potential and a good market price. Each rice growing country should have a list of released varieties within the country. IRRI provides small quantities of seeds on demand to any individual or organization anywhere in the world for the purposes of research, breeding, or training for food and agriculture. Rice v

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