Why not sow wheat after rice harvest (1984)

Bacon, P.E


This IREC Farmers Newsletter article presents information and strategies on sod sowing wheat after rice harvest. The research was undertaken over a five seasons. The article presents a number of reasons as to why sod sowing directly into rice stubble is better than other preparation techniques. These include the stubble providing a mulch, reduction in water loss from soil, slowing of weed growth and loss of seed to birds. Remain stubble provides a firm soil therefore allowing seed to be sown soon after rain. The conclusion of the report states that the trials over the five year period were successful and sod sowing in to rice stubble is time efficient and economically viable.