Monday, 22 April 2013

Ready for Harvesting

Half of Plot 826
After 105 days after transplanting, our NSIC Rc 222 is ready to be harvested! We plan to use the small combine for harvesting on Friday morning. Hope we can harvest the other half of our plot, planted with Pirurutong--traditional purple rice, before the closed season.

Friday, 5 April 2013

IRRI Radio | Rice Survivor | Episode Eight

 Ever gotten advice on how to tell when a watermelon is ripe? Some say thump it, others shake it, or maybe just size up the color. How about a pineapple? Big eyes? Pull out the top leaf? Or, go with the smell test? And these are answers just from the people in my office. When it comes to deciding when to harvest rice it's no different. Opinions abound ...

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOtCQmdQoBc

Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricephotos/sets/72157629486112660/detail/

Article: http://www.knowledgebank.irri.org/factsheetsPDFs/Post-Harvest_Mangement/fs_harvesting.pdf