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Intensive farming brings rewards

  • Trisha Sertori

    Contributor

Gianyar | Thu, November 27 2008 | 11:13 am
Intensive farming brings rewards A farmer measures the greater distance between single-seed planted SRI rice. (JP/J.B. Djwan) (JP/J.B. Djwan)

PREMIUM Hundreds of farmers across Bali and other parts of Indonesia are yielding bumper rice harvests from minimal seed use thanks to a revolutionary planting method. The method allows for a 50 percent increase in harvest using just one 10th of the normal seed planted, virtually no chemical fertilizers and little water. The System of Rice Intensification, or SRI, was first developed in Ma...

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