About Rice

This section investigates the production of rice from planting to by-products.

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  • The Rice Plant
    The plant has many different variations, but is generally a short living plant, with an average life span of 3-7 months. Find out more about the rice plant.
  • Cultivation and Harvesting
    Rice is cultivated in many different ways around the world, the different methods used can differ greatly even in the same locality.
  • Milling
    After the rice has been harvested, it is threshed to loosen the hulls, normally by failing, treading or working in a mortar and winnowed free of chaff by tossing it in the air above a sheet or mat.
  • By-products
    This section covers a range of uses for the rice plant.