HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 20 no. 4 (1995)

Loss of Harvested Rice Due to Rodents in Central India

M Thomas | R Pachori

Discipline: Agriculture



During Oct to Nov in much of central India, harvested rice is stacked up to 6 m high in circular (3-7.6 m diam) heaps on threshing floors. A threshing floor, which covers 0.1- 0.5 ha, is prepared in the field by leveling the ground and then compressing and plastering it with cow dung; size depends on the number of farmers involved and on their holding sizes.