Techniques for Improving and Developing Rice Varieties
Event: 2013 ECHO Asia Conference (02-10-2013)
Selecting seed from unpolished grains
Dehusking unpolished grains by hand
1.Take around half a kilogram of unmilled seed of the desired variety.
2. Winnow and clean the seeds to get rid of any unfilled ones.
3.Dehusk the rice grains by hand by starting with the tail end of the seed in order not to destroy the seed germ.
4. Choose unpolished grains that are perfect and follow the varietal characteristics, grains that are smooth and shiny, are not diseased, are not chalky, approximately 100 seeds.
5. Plant these selected seeds.