Rice Term Paper by AussieGenius

An overview of rice and its importance to the world as part of the staple diet.
# 91268 | 3,227 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2003 | IL

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This paper examines how rice is a grain cereal plant of the grass family and how in terms of total production it is the world's second leading food crop. In particular, it looks at how rice will continue to play a major role in feeding billions of people in the world especially in Asia and how the goals and ambitions of researchers today must be to develop rice cultivars and methods of cultivation which enhance the crop yield and are resistant to disease and adverse weather conditions.

Biology of the Rice Plant
Regions of Rice Cultivation and Factors Affecting Yield
Preparation for Planting
Soil Type
Whole Farm Planning
Calendar of Events
Propagation of Rice
Recent Developments
Pests and Diseases
Post Harvest Issues
Environmental Effects of Rice Cultivation

From the Paper:

"The rice plant is usually classified as the genus Oryza in the grass family (Graminae). The rice plant has a number of jointed stems, called culms, which measure between 38cm to 244cm. The culms are composed of hollow internodes that join at solid nodes and arise from the shallow fibrous root system. A few of the nodes become elongated as the plant matures. The upper internode supports the panicle, which is the head of the rice plant. The flat grass-like leaves of the rice plant have a basal sheath which surrounds the culm. The blade of the leaf is set at an angle to the sheath. The panicle can range from open to compact and from erect to droopy. In most varieties it is dense and droopy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bray,F. (1986), The Rice Economies, University of California Press, Berkeley, USA
  • Taylor, H.R (1993), Collier's Encyclopaedia (volume 20, p62-67), P.F Collier, Inc, New York, USA
  • Grist, D.H (1975), Rice, Longman Group Ltd, London, UK
  • Ricegrowers' Cooperative website: http://www.sunrice.com.au/rice/paddocktoplate-farmplan.asp ,
  • CSIRO website: Asexual Seed - Improving food production http://www.pi.csiro.au/Brochures/FactSheets/Rice/Asexual_Seed.htm

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Rice (2006, December 25) Retrieved May 30, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/rice-91268/

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"Rice" 25 December 2006. Web. 30 May. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/rice-91268/>