Why Does Rice Crop Need Transplantation?

To improve the yearly yield and conserve the resources, rice farmers all over the world implement the various methods of cultivation including rice transplantation. The method implies sowing the rice seedlings in one place and transplanting them to a large leveled field after few days of their growth such as 15 to 30 days. There are two main methods of rice seed transplantations manual (traditional) or machine transplantation.

When compared to direct seeding, rice crop transplantations offer many benefits to the farmers.

  • It ensures a uniform plant stand and helps to lower weed infestation
  • Allows more crop intensification and more productivity
  • Efficient use of resources as it improves water and nutrient availability
  • Assist in weeding and other crop management interventions