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  • Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa or less commonly Oryza glaberrima .
  • As a cereal grain, domesticated Rice is the most widely consumed staple food for over half of the world's human population, especially in Asia and Africa.
  • It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production in 2014), after sugarcane ) and maize ).
  • Since sizable portions of sugarcane and maize crops are used for purposes other than human consumption, Rice is the most important food crop with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans.
  • This simple method requires sound irrigation planning but reduces the growth of less robust weed and pest plants that have no submerged growth state, and deters vermin.
  • While flooding is not mandatory for the cultivation of Rice, all other methods of irrigation require higher effort in weed and pest control during growth periods and a different approach for fertilizing the soil.
  • However, Rice can be grown practically anywhere, even on a steep hill or mountain area with the use of water-controlling terrace systems.


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