Thursday, May 15, 2008

Planting Rice by Air

Here's a very amateur video I shot yesterday of how we actually plant rice in California. We do all of our land prep (i.e. disking, leveling, spreading compost), then flood the field. Next we load pre-germinated seed into a crop duster and fly it onto the field. That's what the video shows. You can actually see the seed hit the water. The planes all have GPS navigation systems so they know exactly where to drop the seed.

Those are our pet ducks in the foreground.


2 comments:

Heidi said...

I had no idea. I love the video and the behind the scenes pics. :) -h

Alan said...

This is so interesting to me. I live in an urban jungle aka city. Therefore I don't get to see this...