Wet Preparation

land-preparation-1Wet preparation is the most common way of preparing lowland fields. In this method, the soil is tilled in a saturated or flooded condition.

It helps improve weed control and facilitates incorporation of nutrients in the soil. With its nature, wet preparation has a high water requirement.

The following are the steps and processes involved in wet preparation:

 

You can also combine wet and dry tillage methods

Perform primary tillage operations on dry soil. Then, flood and puddle the field in the same way as wet tillage. Seeds can be direct seeded or transplanted into puddled soil.

A well-prepared rice field has the following characteristics:

  • Mud and water are thoroughly mixed
  • Weeds, rice straw, and stubble have been plowed under the soil and are thoroughly decayed
  • Land is leveled