There were many growers that achieved excellent WGY results this year even though the WGY seasonal average was low. This can be seen in the WGY distribution graph for Reiziq below. There were a number of lots with high WGY results around 55 - 65%. The highest WGY for Reiziq was 68.1%.
Harvesting rice is the most expensive field activity. The timing, duration and mode of conduct of the harvest have a direct bearing on rice quality, efficiency, and on growers’ incomes. A delayed or protracted harvest often will downgrade the whole grain mill appraisal.
Lodging occurs when plant stems weaken to the point they can no longer support the weight of the grain causing it to fall over. As growers push for maximum grain yield, lodging is becoming a significant factor in rice production, increasing the time and cost of harvest and often resulting in significant yield loss.
Rice plant growth, particularly the stems’ ability to support the grain weight, varies depending on weather conditions that differ from year to year, so lodging will be worse in some seasons than others.