Rice Transplanting and how it Reacts to the Soil Scientifically

in Homesteading3 months ago (edited)

Hello Hivers.

Today, I’ll be talking about the scientific behaviors associated with rice transplanting and why in some times more preferable to mulching. I chose to talk about the rice transplanting method today because it will be of good impact on most farmers like me across the globe and knowledge-sharing experiences differ.

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Do you know that rice is most valued in Africa and in some other parts of the world because it’s affordable from the market and doesn’t require many ingredients when cooking especially if the rice is of African local rice? Rice is an essential meal that has unique respect the Africans as it’s used for the celebration of Christmas and New Year festivals. I could remember that whenever Christmas is around the corner, I and the entire family will be thinking of the type of special rice and chicken that we’ll be preparing for the celebration. It’s just part of life.

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Do you know that rice contributes mostly carbohydrates to the body because it’s a starchy food? The starch which rice is carrying has the capacity to generate a good number of amylopectin and amylase thereby giving out glucose to the body.

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Today I decided to make some rice transplanting on my farm because water removed some of the ones I planted weeks ago. If I don’t transplant, the spaces that water was able to flush away will always remain empty thereby making me lose during the rice harvest period. Sometimes people ask how rice that one transplanted can meet up with the old rice planted. The answer is very simple because once you’re done with your transplanting and you want them to meet up with the old ones, all you have to do is to apply some fertilizer to the soil to enable them to grow very fast. The water that the soil has already absorbed could also help the rice to grow very fast. You may also decide to allow the rice that will produce seed first to wait for others to do the same before harvesting them.

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Rice transplanting:

This is a scientific method of rice replanting by moving them from the original place where they were planted first known as the Nursery stage to a new main farm location known as a Secondary stage where they will be allowed to grow seeds and be harvested after the seeds must have ripped. This method of rice transplanting can also be applied manually to rice planted already but was moved away by water. The rice farmer will have to replace the gaps that flooding or water flow removed.

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How does rice react to the soil after transplanting?

Once the rice is transplanted to the soil in farmland, it will take some days for the rice and the soil to communicate thereby enabling the rice to start germinating because the rice will need to take fresh photosynthesis.

In most cases, not all rice that is been transplanted will germinate because some of the rice will sustain injuries from the time they were uprooted from its formal base which will definitely affect the rice growth and may lead to death.

Rice that has been transplanted will require adequate water to generate energy and nutrient from the soil and the water must maintain a normal temperature, not to be hot or too cold so that the rice can survive.

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Rice is also our main staple food.
We also have a rice field that we entrusted our relatives back in the mountains.
Currently, most of our fields has just been transplanted with rice as of now.

This is my first time to see such dry rice field. You see, where I live, when we plant rice, the field is flooded with water and would stay like that for how many months before the harvest season.

It is really interesting sometimes to see and discover how different locations plant the same crops differently.

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The water here on the farm is just the ones attached to the soil and they can still make the rice here grow very well with enough rice seed production. Soil in a particular location differ for rice planting.

Good to know.

As I was showing your post to a companion at the house yesterday, she said that on a far province, she experienced planting rice on the slope of a mountain with a dryer soil. It is also a surprise as I've never seen nor heard it before.

By the way, I can see that the soil in your photos looks rich with nutrients (dark brown).

I wish you have a bountiful harvest. 😊

Wow you're doing a great job in your farmland bro.

Transplanting rice isn't a easy job at all, and I can say this because I always avoid anything transplanting.

Kudos.

Transplanting requires enough energy which really makes it difficult.

Seriously, it's well.

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