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close this bookBetter Farming Series 21. Wet Paddy or Swamp Rice (FAO Better Farming series, 1977, 40 p.)
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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
View the documentDigging distribution channels and feeder drains
View the documentLaying out checks

Digging the main irrigation channels

9. The main irrigation channels take water to the whole of the field.


Digging the main irrigation channels

They follow the outside edges of the field.
The channels must be big enough to let the water flow through well.
If the field has no slope, the channels must be dug deeper near the second dam.


They follow the outside edges of the field.