Does anyone know how to grow rice?

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  1. Henry Johnson

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    Jerry, you might create a rice learning experience if you 'google up' the town of Crowley, LA;...
    Rice seed is available from several seed companies who specialize in heritage/heirloom and/or open-polinated seed.. There are varieties that do not require standing water as a growing medium..
    Yes, Barb, the USA produces enough rice that some is exported, produced mostly in the Mississippi delta region..
    Just a FYI note from Hank....
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Where I live it used to be nothing but rice (and soybean) paddys. Now, if you go east towards Beaumont, you'll find a couple of paddys still in operation.
    Every young man's rite of passage was to work at the rice dryer. What a dusty job that was!
     
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    Oh that makes sense. The rice lady I talked to said all her rice has gone through the dryer. That must kill the viability with the heat.

    They don't want to share any unhulled rice with us. I think they think we will compete with them and put them out of business. :D :D

    Barb in Pa.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    From the sound of it rice production in the Northeast will be very low. I wonder if you can call putting rice through a dryer riceicide ? The hunt for a few viable seeds may be more of a challenge than growing rice.

    Jerry
     



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    I agree but I will make a call on Monday.

    Barb in Pa.
     
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    rice

    I haven't looked but rice seed seems like the kind of thing seedman.com would have. I look now.
    Edited to add.... I don't see it, sorry.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Texmati long grain medium brown rice is grown in south Texas around Alvin, Texas.
    We have started eating it instead of other brands...not just because it is a Texas product but because it is really good.
     

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