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close this bookBetter Farming Series 21- Wet Paddy or Swamp Rice (FAO - INADES, 1977, 40 p.)
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View the documentPreface
close this folderPeople need more rice to eat
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View the documentWet paddy or swamp rice has been grown for a long time in africa
close this folderHow to get good yields
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View the documentLayout of a water control system for a rice field
View the documentBuilding the dams
View the documentDigging the main irrigation channels
View the documentDigging the main drain
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close this folderMaking a rice nursery
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View the documentHow to prepare the soil
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View the documentPreparing the seeds
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close this folderPreparing the soil in the rice field
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close this folderTransplanting
View the documentRemoving seedlings
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close this folderTaking care of the rice field
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close this folderHarvesting
View the documentCutting the rice
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View the documentHow to grow Chinese rice
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Protecting the rice from pests

36. Rata and birds often do much damage to rice nerds.

They eat the grains. It is difficult to keep off these pests.

You can have a watchman near the field. Noise can frighten the birds away. Rice fields must be watched especially at the time when the grain begins to ripen.

There are also certain insects that damage rice, for example rice borers which lay their eggs on the leaves. When they grow, they eat through the stem. When you see stems going white, apply BHC and Aldrin, a product which can kill these insects. Ask your extension service for this product.