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  1. It similar to the old way my family use to dry coffee beans in Puerto Rico before putting them in a grinder, this process drys the hull of the coffee bean so they can be removed

  2. Good morning Brian, you asked for a brief outline of system of rice intensification.
    Sri is a set of principles for rice production based on use of less water, fertile soil, healthier plants, greater root growth and nurturing soil microbial abundance and diversity.
    A brief outline.
    1. All principals of sri zeroes in to root care.
    2. 8- 14 day old transplanting of seedlings. Normally 1 seedling transplanted per site.
    Early transplanting allows good root development and maximum tillers to grow per seedling.
    Planting later and multiple plants reduces tillers and more crowding and compitition for nutrients.
    3.intermittent irragation. Water is managed at certain parts of the plants growth cycle.
    To slow snail movement, allow roots access to oxygen , reduction in water usage.
    4. Wide spacing of seedlings.
    5. Soil fertilization useing organic fertilizers in combination with minimal synthetic fertilizers.
    6. The use of a hand roto weeder between rows. Weeding while lifting and airateing the soil.
    7. Chooses pest resistant native rice varieties adapted to your soil and climate.
    Cost savings by keeping own seed.
    Only a brief outline, hope it helps.
    I got great results buy spreading carbonized rice hulls on the paddy in conjunction with 14.14.14 pre plant fertilizer, light side dressing of plants at certain stages with n.p.k. and n. Fertilizer

  3. Hi Brian good morning great video well I just learned something about rice seeding as well taya Williams is very good knowledge interesting very good information about things good on you taya Williams God bless your heart taya Williams have a good day Brian and taya Williams from the Ross family

  4. This extract from knowledgebank org, sums it up nicely.
    Knowing your internet Brian, just copied and pasted, instead of the link.
    How to treat seeds

    Seeds saved by farmers may be infected with microbes that can induce diseases on the seedling and the crop. This can affect seed germination and may be transmitted from seed to seedling to plant.

    Seed treatment prevents and controls seed-, soil-, and air-borne diseases. It improves germination, vigor, and productivity.

    The following methods are used to treat seeds:

    Seed dormancy

    Azospirillum inoculation

    Fungicide seed treatment

    Many varieties have a dormancy period where germination levels are low. Several treatments can be used to break dormancy and improve seed growth.  

    Expose seeds to high temperatures (40−42°C) for 1−2 days prior to sowing.

    Seed priming – Soak seeds for 4−8 hrs and re-dry prior to sowing. Seeds must be sown within 1−2 days after priming.

    Pre-germination – Submerge seeds in water for 12−24 hrs or until small shoots appear at the end of the seed. In colder weather, seeds may need to be soaked for 36−48 hrs. Drain and dry the seed in bag for 24 hrs in a shady area where air can circulate around the bags. If bag temperatures exceed 42°C, some seeds will be damaged. Broadcast or drum seed before the roots exceed 5mm in length. When calculating the planting rate, allow for expansion of 10-30% in seed weight. 

    Pre-germinated seeds cannot be sown through a drill seeder.

  5. Hi Brian, I enjoy watching your progress. One of the Joy’s in life, the accumulation of wisdom, knowledge and understanding. It brings great pleasure and blessings to you and those around you.
    Blessings on your day.

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