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Peter Allington
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Growing rice

Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:43 pm

Hi to you all
I'm lady has land and tries to grow rice 17 Ria she should have got around 80 bags of rice
But half of her land was covered in weed and grass she put fertilizer to help I'm trying to help her sort her land out, what do I need to get rid of all the weeds and grass so hopefully next year we will get a better crop any help will be appreciated
Pete.
 
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somchai
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Re: Growing rice

Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:58 pm

Hey there Peter,  A lot of people end up burning the weeds off but that kills the nutrients in the soil.  It's more worth it to remove the weeds the right way, and very difficult, chopping them very short, so that one can then get in with tiller machinery to dig into the soil and turn it.  After the first rice crop, it's advisable to grow corn or another crop, which keeps the cycle of nutrients in balance.