Indigenous storage structures for paddy in North East region
Keywords:Paddy, storage structure, Indigenous, NEH region
The effect of different indigenous storage methods on the quality of rice during the storage period was studied. Four different varieties of paddy were stored in different storage structures as indigenous types, such as Kot (small bamboo structures), Kei (large size storage structure), wooden structures and metal bins separately, and the total head rice recovery of rice during storage period was studied. The maximum head rice yield was found in the KD cultivar and the minimum in the Huikap cultivar. The different physical dimensions and characteristics of paddy influenced the breakage of paddy, affecting the total head rice recovery during storage. Long, slender grains are more susceptible to breakage, affecting the head yield.
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