Using good seeds and rice varieties
A good start of the rice production season begins with the selection of the rice cultivar to grow and the seed source. The varietal choice depends on the farmer's objectives and on field constraints - for example, yield characteristics, plant height, field flooding regime, iron-toxicity occurence, and the degree of water control. Seed production and conservation practices will determine seed purity and germination capacity.
Learn the diversity of rice seed production, supply and conservation techniques.
MODULE 5 of the manual on Participatory Learning and Action Research (PLAR) for irrigated rice management.
No access to certified seeds?
When producers do not have access to certified seeds, they could obtain seeds of acceptable quality if they follow the recommendations found in seed production.