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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 documentLayout of a water control system for a rice field
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View the documentDigging the main irrigation channels
View the documentDigging the main drain
View the documentDigging distribution channels and feeder drains
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Layout of a water control system for a rice field

5. Laying out a water control system in a rice field means to arrange a tract of low- lying land so as to be In control of the water.

These arrangements are not the same

· when the water comes from a river, a spring or a small stream;

· when the rice field depends on a big river or when it depends on a small stream.

We shall see how the farmer can control the water for a small field.

He can do a very large part of the work himself.

He will not have to spend much money, but he will have to do a great deal of work.

We shall study the layout of a water control system for a rice field using a stream that carries water all the year round or during several months of the year. Before starting on the work, ask advice from the technicians.

A well- made water control system lasts a long time, and the work does not have to be done again in the following years.

6. Water control system for a rice field

You will refer to this drawing frequently as you read the following pages.


Water control system for a rice field