Where paddy (rice) is grown, it is unlikely that it would be used as a cover crop due to the expense of production. A cover crop is a type of plant grown to suppress weeds, help build, improve, and protect soil, and control diseases and pests. Cover crops are generally destroyed before they can reach maturity in preparation for planting the actual cash crop.
In paddy fields throughout Southeast Asia and in subtropical climates. A paddy field is a muddy field into which the rice is planted. The field is kept shallowly flooded as the rice grows and ripens by means of an irrigation system. The field is dried for harvest. It can also be grown in areas that are hot and dry as long as the rice paddy gets water everyday. Because rice cultivation is labor-intensive and water-intensive…
The top crop grown in Suriname is paddy rice. In 2003, around 212,746 tons [193,000 tonnes] of paddy rice were produced. The second highest crop is bananas. In 2003, around 47,399 tons [43,000 tonnes] of bananas were produced. Other fruits grown in Suriname include coconuts [8,819 tons; 8,000 tonnes], oranges [11,354 tons; 10,300 tonnes], and watermelons [3,803 tons; 3,450 tonnes].
Cash crop is a crop that is grown and gathered for the market (for example vegetables, cotton or tobacco.) Cash crop is a crop which is grown for money. Subsistence crops are those fed to the producers own livestock or grown as food for the producers family, with little or nothing left over to sell.