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close this bookBetter Farming Series 20 - Upland Rice (FAO - INADES, 1977, 30 p.)
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close this folderPeople need more rice to eat
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View the documentTraditional cultivation of upland rice
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close this folderUsing fertilizers
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27. You are now ready for further progress.

If you use new tools and also apply fertilizers, you will be growing upland rice by very modern methods. You have seen how you can make good use of animal- drawn tools.

You can get a good harvest if you:

- till your field well

- sow well

- weed well

- cultivate a larger field,

You will find that you earn more money.

With the money earned from your crop, you can buy fertilizers

We shall now study how to use fertilizers so that you can earn a lot more money. If you use fertilizers, you keep the soil fertile or even make it more fertile.

Once you do that, you change from shifting cultivation to continuous cultivation.