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Rice Cycle Page

This page contains the complete 3 month cycle of rice growing in Bali. From the idle fields; to the planting of the rice seeds; to the transplanting of the rice seedlings; to the maturing of the rice; to the harvest; to the clean-up by the ducks!
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 09:02:07 AM

 

 


Before the cycle begins


The fields are flooded, then plowed into a mud 'soup'


One little area has rice seeds planted to grow into seedlings


The seedlings are planted


The planted field (Jan 10)

 
Jan 13


Feb 4


Feb 11


Mar 2


Mar 17


Mar 31


Apr 3 - the harvesting has begun


Apr 5


Close up of mature rice


Apr 9 - the harvest


Apr 9 - harvest close up.  The rice is beaten against wood racks and then separated from the chaff and dried


The fields are left to 'rest' and are flooded


The ducks and geese come in to eat any rice left and insects - the end of the 3 month cycle

 

 

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