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How Rice is Grown

The ‘How Rice is Grown’ episode list for Rice Farming TV.

Check out the ‘How Rice is Grown’ episodes of Rice Farming TV that include everything about the production process of rice in California. Watch how rice is grown from planting to harvest:

Herbicide Weed Control and the TRUTH!

Spraying herbicides as weed control is a very controversial subject so I took great care filming this episode of Rice Farming TV. Working within the agriculture industry this information is obvious to me. I...

How ORGANIC Rice is Farmed in California!

How organic rice is farmed in California may surprise you! In order to kill early competitive weeds the rice must be nearly drowned with high water. Then to kill other varieties of weeds, further...

Attack of the Evil Scum!

We have planted all of our rice fields after breaking the ground with tractors and implements, flooding and flying on the rice seed. Now one of our early pests during the early phase of...

It’s Raining Rice Seeds!

Let the rice production begin! The rice fields are completely prepared after the tractors have worked the ground and applied fertilizer. Water flowed into the fields and across the ground. Now it's time to...

Pops Finds a New Pet!

As we continue to prepare the rice fields for flooding and flying on the seed--we finish by grabbing scoops of dirt with the vintage Massey Ferguson front-loader. When front loading and moving dirt you...

14 Hours of Planting Rice!

Before the tractor work started and life got busy, I thought I would be able to depict each process of planting rice. This is chiseling. Here is discing and here is land-planing. I was...

Burning the Winter Away!

The rice fields here in California are saturated again after these rains in the first week of April. The tractors and equipment used for planting are all ready to go. Now we're just waiting...

Farm Hats!

The many hats I wear as a rice farmer. These hats are figurative and represent the various skills needed to be an excellent farmer. The different hats a farmer wears also extend off the...

How Rice is Planted in California: Breaking Ground!

Planting rice in California is easy. What I mean is that the seeding of rice is easy. You call the local crop-duster, tell him the ground is ready and to fly on the rice...

Why I LOVE Vlogging!

The tractors are all ready to start planting rice but now we need to start working on the implements. We will begin with our pull-chisels by changing the worn chisel teeth. Also we visit...

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