Anytime, we have talked about rice thanks to our friend Antonio Rincón, from Orellana la Vieja (Badajoz). This time we are publishing his photos which were taken in May and where we can appreciate how the field is prepared for sowing rice.
Our friend Antonio tells us that rice fields should be always covered with water when the seed is sowed (in our area it is impossible to find rice fields). Once rice is harvested (as you can see in this video) mixing tasks are performed in order to destroy the stubble (this video is very interesting), mix the mat and straw to allow them drying quickly. Then, when the field is dry, it is compulsory to give a chissel round, and also it is necessary having plain land in order to allow the water being shared uniformly previously to sow rice.
Finally, when the land is plain, rice is sowed with the spreader (with an average of 140kg/ha) as you can see in some pictures.