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Nandakumar Palaparambil
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Hi,

I have a couple of questions.

1. How did Fukuoka san managed rice seeds fallen from previous harvest? Typically rice seeds fall during harvest which germinates and grow. Won't it interfere with his next crop, which is wheat?

2. One straw revolution says - If seeds are sown while the preceding crop is still ripening in the field, those seeds will germinate ahead of the weeds..what is the logic behind this? Typically both weeds and sown seeds are sitting in the soil, won't this result in both weeds and sown seeds germinating?



Regards,
Nandan
 
Collin Sine
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I will try to answer your question.

You have seed 1 and seed 2.  Seed 1 is now a mature plant ready to drop seeds in about a month, you sow seed 2 it starts to grow, you cut down seed 1 depending on what you're doing. Some seeds fall from seed 1, but seed 2 is ahead of seed 1. Seed 2 has a vigorous advantage and will choke out most of seed 1.

Off topic do you have any Happy Hill rice seed available for USA?
 
Nandakumar Palaparambil
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Dear Collins,

Thanks for the reply.

One more thing I heard was that some seeds germinate only at the beginning of a season..Right now I have sown a local variety which is of 8 months duration and they don't interfere with next crop.

Yes, I can send you some happy hill rice seeds, may be around 20 seeds. My email  - p_k_nandanan@yahoo.com



Regards,
Nandan
 
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