Wrought and Leveling
Wroughting we oxygenate and un-compact the earth. The leveling of the land facilitates to optimize the few hydric resources.
It is made at the end of winter and we say they are the first steps of the rice cultivation.
Watering and seedtime
Before sowing the rice, we water the land trying to get a water film on the land. With the help of a manure spreader the seeds are spread out evenly along the land.
Sowing period is at the end of April, beginning of May.
Son, spiking and maturity
When the seeds grow, the sons appear before the spikes are created. These sons are the little green dots you can see when the tips of the rice stem get out of the water.
After those stems grow , the spikes are formed where the rice grain will be formed.
Maturation phase is easy to recognize, is when the spike get a golden colour.
It is in October, one month later than in the well-known rice areas, because of the weather and altitude, in October the spike is ready to be harvested . To harvest the rice we have to use a special harvest machine adapted for.