How to grow rice in Bali

Indonesia

Friends, finally, for all of this for a long time, I decided to disassemble archive photos and found a great many pictures on the subject - rice and rice fields. I decided to redo the previous post and supplement it with interesting facts and photos. Photos for this post were taken at different times, to cover wider periods of growth of the culture. Sorry for the poisonous HDR (sometimes wakes mania all paint)
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Rice is one of the oldest food crops in the world. In Bali, it is not just a lot, almost all suitable for this crop land planted with rice.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Most of the water goes to irrigate fields and terraces. Because of the dissected relief of the island, the rice fields are mainly distributed in the south and middle of the island.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


In mountain areas, rice is grown on terraces that are built on mountain slopes and fenced off special shafts for water retention. So, very popular among tourists enjoy the terrace Tegallalanga.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


On the plains heavy paddy fields usually aligned to ensure uniform irrigation and good drainage, and divide them into sections of the shafts, after which there is pumped water system channels.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


For the control of water, the following public institution - "Subak".  (Roughly speaking, Subak - a society of peasants living in the same "irrigation district." He may be one to several villages, and perhaps so that in one village there are several Subak - it all depends on the irrigation scheme in a given place ( Subak belong to all those who take the water to their fields from any one place - whether it be a source channel or river). They have dogovorivatsya each other and coordinate their efforts - or their families die of hunger.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Sometimes you can see dozens of levels filled with water.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Because of the soft and pronounced seasonal climate, vegetation period of ripening rice is almost not expressed. Per year were 3-4 harvest.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Before planting rice grains germinated in special beds, and after 1-2 months of transplant in bunches of 3-4 germ in the soil of heavy field covered with water.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice
 

Extends the entire growing period in a humid environment, simply seeded rice and water is removed from the water.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice

 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Salaries of employees, an average of about $ 50 a month.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Here is the young rice sown field.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice

 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


In the photo - is ripe fig, photo taken in the vicinity of Tabanan.


Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Figure matured and it's time to clean! I note that in Bali is very narrow roads and farm equipment is almost never used. Fig removed and inoculated almost always manually.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Ears of rice are cut sharp sickle.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


This process is called "thrashing", cut shoots of mature rice beaten on a wooden board.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice

 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Grains fall into the basket and then dried in the sun.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


 In the first treatment step was removed by rice husks, which protect corn from damage. Unharvested rice husks - red rice. It consists of whole grains of rice, it is nutritious bran shell, which gives it a distinctive brownish tinge and nutty flavor. Red rice is cooked much longer white, but it does not fall apart. When the rice is harvested, the field is left a little "rest". It is filled with water or ....
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Attention, brought on mopeds whole horde of ducks that eat parasites and insects in the fields. Duck - it is a feast for the whole world. If you live in the middle of rice fields, with the coming of darkness into the light flying a huge number of bugs. To be frank, it's not very nice.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Duck feast in the fields for a few days, then they were herded into the basket and driven to another field. After vegetation seasons here is not particularly pronounced and eat feathered, there always!
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice


Here's a, this mysterious and ancient culture - Fig. By tradition, I invite all to his zhzheshku, read a lot of interesting facts about Bali and in general =), I will be glad.
 

Bali, rice, Bali, rice