Direct seeded crops require less labor and tend to mature faster than transplanted crops. In this method; plants are not subjected to stresses such as being pulled from the soil and re-establishing fine rootlets. Rice can be directly seeded either through dry or wet (pre germinated) seeding. Dry seeding of rice can be done by drilling the seed into a fine seedbed at a depth of 2-3 centimeters. Wet seeding requires leveled fields to be harrowed and then flooded (puddling). The field is left for 12-24 hours after puddling, then germinated seeds (48-72 hours) are sown using a drum seeder.
Every year our Savannah® Technical team demonstrates this technology to farmers who show their inclination to opt for Direct Seeded Rice. We expect soon this technology will become viable for every scale of farmer and entire eco system will develop around it. This technology will surely boost rice production and help farmer get rid of their dependency on manual labor. Any farmer willing to enroll for SSS can reach us at [email protected] or WhatsApp at 9599767127