|Better Farming Series 21. Wet Paddy or Swamp Rice (FAO, 1977, 40 p.)|
39. When you have cut the rice, make sheaves by binding a lot of stems together.
Either: Stack the sheaves so that they lean against each other, standing upright with heads upward, and place one sheaf over the top of the heads, so as to protect the grains from the rain.
Or: Lean the sheaves against a stick supported by two poles.
Either way the rice can dry well.
Leave the rice to dry for three or four days before threshing.