Historic (rec.food.historic) Discussing and discovering how food was made and prepared way back when--From ancient times down until (& possibly including or even going slightly beyond) the times when industrial revolution began to change our lives.

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Default The farming of rice

e rice planting technology was invented by Chinese, which included rice field and rice transplantaion. In the legend, Shennong taught people how to plant rice.
At present, besides the manual way, there also has highly mechanized farming in the rice farming. But these steps still canít be ingo

Land preparation:
Before growing rice, you have to dig the soil thoroughly, so as to make it soft, and this process can be divided into three periods, they are extensive cultivation, fine cultivation and cover it flat. In the past we used animal-drawn and plough tools, and mainly use buffalo to plough back, but now people use the machine to plough mostly
Culture of seedling
The farmer firstly to cultivate seedlings in some field, and this field is often called rice seedling bed. After sow the seed rice, farmers are likely to shed some rice hull on the ground; in the morden time people mainly use Seedling box in the Nursery center to let the seedlings grow, the good seedlings are the key to farming success. When the seedlings grow to about 8 cm, then you can start to rice transplanting.
Rice transplanting:
To plant the seedlings in the paddy and keep them interval orderly. The traditonal rice method may use seedlings rope, seedling benchmark or transplanting wheel to make some mark in the paddy. The weather when rice transplanting is quite important, if suffered with a heavy rain the seedling will be destroyed by it. Nowadays people mainly use the rice transplanter to plant, but in the ragged topography and the paddy is not so square, these areas still needs rice transplantation by hand.
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