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Fukuoka's rice growing success - a possible explanation

 
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A possible reason why Fukuoka's rice fields were more successful than his neighbors'. They were probably using the traditional method, causing the excess water to spread multiple plant diseases around.

 
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What did Fukuoka do that was different?
 
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Sue Monroe wrote:What did Fukuoka do that was different?





He didn't flood his rice fields, use any chemicals, etc.
 
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Ah... thank you.
 
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Güneş Bodur wrote:https://www.directionsmag.com/article/6864

A possible reason why Fukuoka's rice fields were more successful than his neighbors'. They were probably using the traditional method, causing the excess water to spread multiple plant diseases around.



And that is important to note. Traditions develop because they are the best solution people found at the time. But if conditions change in some way, then the traditional way might not automatically be a better way.

Permaculture honors tradition in many ways, such as recognizing the value of landraces of plants and animals, and of intact ecosystems, but it is not wedded to tradition-for-tradition's-sake.
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