Reaping Organic Rice
A young farmer is taking advantage of transplanters to grow rice, saving time and money.
THE sunggal rice variety, aged almost two months, spreads on a hectare of paddy field. Catfish ponds lie on its sides. Drilled wells are around the paddy fields to water the land, on which organic fertilizer and pesticides are used.
The fertilizer, said Miftahul Abdurrakhman, uses a mix of eggs, honey, milk, sugar, and local microorganisms to fulfill its potassium content. In order to get its sodium and phosphor content, he adds 30 percent...