Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My World- Rice

Rice, Oryza sativa is the staple food of most Asian countries. In India, rice is grown in the basins of the great rivers - the Cauvery, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. It is the grain that provides the nutrition for the greatest number of people in the world.
Rice production is labour intensive. In the picture above, you can see the lone farmer working in his rice field.The green rice fields sooth and calm your mind as you drive by , in this season.
Rice fields are full of water, because rice is traditionally grown in flooded fields. This way, the weeds and pests are kept in check. Water birds like egrets and storks flock to the fields to catch the frogs and crabs.
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10 comments:

  1. A very interesting post and lovely photos as well! Thanks for the information, I love rice, but have to admit I don't know a lot about how it is grown etc. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  2. I love rice! Thanks for schooling us on this delicious commodity.

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  3. rice is the most important staple here in the Philippines. we used to export rice, but with storms and drought, rice production decreased this past years and we've imported from Thailand and Vietnam.

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  4. It's always refreshing to see the green of the rice fields. Lovely photos!

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  5. It's nice to see such lush fields. And funny to see all those egrets sitting in a line :)

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  6. Sylvia, I too love rice.
    Melissa, welcome!
    Luna Miranda, i didn't know that Philippines exported rice. I hope the weather will be more favourable in the coming year.
    Kanak, yes, green is so soothing.
    Indrani, thanks.
    Shailaja, Yes, the egrets seem to be having a conference:)

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  7. Hi Lotusleaf
    I have been following your blog since I found it. Very interesting information and pics of India, which is a country top on my list to visit.

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  8. Your shots of the rice fields. And how cool to see all the egrets and storks. It would be a great place for birding.

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  9. Really interesting to see these photos.

    Cher
    Goldenray Yorkies

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