Its harvest time again in Palimbang. Many fields have already been harvested. This one is just about to be. They will not harvest today, the farmer said, it will rain today.
One of the hardest aspects of SRI for farmers to apply is less water. They must not submerge the plants. It just needs water at certain times and only a thin layer of several centimeters will do. The plant will grow more tillers if done this way. So far only a few farmers apply this rule of water. And they are the ones with the larger harvests. If they’re not attacked by rats that is.