In last week’s episode of Rice Farming TV I explained why our rice is lazy. Now let’s cover how to harvest lazy rice. This was the number one question so I thought I needed to answer it in detail.
We need to operate our harvest combines with care when harvesting lodge (lazy) rice. The header needs to be lower to the ground and the reel needs to be spinning very fast in order to pick up the rice.
Also our operation starts later in the day as the morning dew takes longer to evaporate. There is no air flow in the down rice and we cannot harvest with this outside moisture.
We will get through it though. Rice harvest 2017 will be slow and difficult but every day we are a bit closer to being finished.
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