Methods of Planting rice in Uganda

Select the seeds that are going to be planted and sort them from the rotting ones. Sun dry them for about 1 to 2 days to reduce the dormancy of the seeds and after sun drying them, soak them in water to separate the empty husks from the good ones.

There are two main methods used when it comes planting rice and these include the transplanting and direct seeding.

Direct seeding
Soak the seeds for a day and drain them for 24 hours. The seeds should be drained in a shade and not in sunshine and after this, pour the seeds onto the water covered soil evenly.

Pour the seeds onto the surface of the water at 100kg/ha
Add water to the soil to keep it moist.
You should let the surface water drain into the soil naturally.
After 10 to 15 days, add water that is permanent when the rice starts sprouting leaves.
Finally apply fertilizers after adding permanent water.

Transplanted seeds
Look for a nursery that is a tenth of the actual garden and prepare it by harrowing it once and doing the plowing at least twice before planting.
Soak the seeds for 24 hours and dry them for another 24 hours in a shade and after this, pour the seeds onto the water and after this apply the fertilizers.
Transplant the seeds to the main garden after 20 to 40 days in the nursery.

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