Felis’s Innovations in SRI rice techniques – Number 1

Felis and his gigantic seedling nursery

Felis and his gigantic seedling nursery

Gee, we have some creative problem solvers on our staff at MCE-A! Felis Bere, SRI Implementation leader, had a problem. Lots of rice seeds to germinate and later plant out. To build the usual bamboo nursery frames was time consuming for cooperative members and everything would have to be transferred to the fields for transplanting – more work! Plus he needed enough seedlings for 8 hectares of rice fields. Here is his solution. These frames are placed on existing rice field land. The trays of seedling plants can be easily picked up and taken to another location for translanting, and the trenches of water keep the bugs away. This nursery will produce enough rice seedlings for 8 hectares of SRI rice in Sekar, Maliana. That’s 32 tonnes of rice soon to hit Timorese tummies!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Rice Farmers and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Felis’s Innovations in SRI rice techniques – Number 1

  1. Pingback: Felis’s Innovations in SRI rice techniques – Number 1 | Movimento Cooperativa Economica – Agricola MCEA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s