Story behind our RICE
The most suitable variety is the one best meeting farmer’s and consumer’s needs. It may not always give the highest yield and will be influenced by the availability of water (either from rain or irrigation), soil type, and field elevation, and whether the rice will be sold or consumed at home.
When selecting a variety we check the following:
• Long-duration varieties (160 days and longer) suitable for irrigated areas or flood-prone areas
• Tall varieties (1.4 m and taller) are suitable for flood-prone and unleveled fields, lodging may be a problem.
• A premium is often paid for aromatic varieties, but yields are normally lower.
• Eating quality such as softness, stickiness, and color after cooking are important.
High-quality seed reduces the required seeding rate and produces strong, healthy seedlings, resulting in a more uniform crop with higher yields.
The good seed is:
We prefer High-quality seed that can be bought as a certified seed or produced by the farmer.
Then we well-prepared and level the field so that it gives a uniform, healthy crop that can compete with weeds, use less water, and give higher yields at a lower cost.
A well-prepared field has:
Many small soil clods to give good seed-soil contact clod size and seed size are similar.No weeds. Harder plow layer at 10 cm to stop water penetration. Level and smooth surface after working. Well-constructed bunds.
Then, planting the crop on time will help produce a fast-growing, uniform crop that will have higher yields and will be better able to compete with weeds and pests. The best time to plant depends on the locality, variety, water availability, and the best harvest time.
Then we need to weed early, weeds compete directly with the rice plants and reduce rice yield. Each 1 kg dry matter of weeds is equivalent to 1 kg grain loss. Weeds cause most yield loss within the first 20–50 days after crop establishment. Weeding after panicle initiation may also be important to prevent weeds from shedding seeds in future crops.
Then we need to maintain the water availability largely determines the potential crop yield. For a crop to continue to grow, the water supply needs to be similar or a little above evaporation. In an efficient system, each 1 kg of grain produced will require a minimum of 2,000 liters or 2 m³ of water.
Farmers lose an estimated average of 37% of their rice crop to pests and diseases every year. In addition to good crop management, timely and accurate diagnosis can significantly reduce losses. The best organic control for pests and disease problems is prevention and we do soo. Then, at last, we will yield the rice and polish is as per the requirement.