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Farm Crops

How do you harvest rice?


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September 30, 2009 10:36AM

When the rice is ready to be harvested, the paddies must be completely drained and the field allowed to
dry. Harvesting has several steps: cutting the plants, moving the crop to another location, threshing
(separating the grain from the rest of the plant), cleaning, and storage. While harvesting can be
accomplished using machinery, in many areas it is also carried out by hand in the traditional methods that
have been used for generations.