ERIC Number: ED241782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Rice Production. A Training Manual and Field Guide to Small-Farm Irrigated Rice Production. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Reprint No. R-40.
Morris, Michael L., Ed.
This manual presents a simple, step-by-step description of irrigated rice production in Sierra Leone. It is geared specifically to the role and needs of Peace Corps volunteers who, since the mid-1970s, have worked as agricultural extension agents in the Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The manual is designed to serve both as a training manual, complementing the curriculum taught during preservice training, and as a field guide that contains a ready source of technical information during the growing season. The 18 chapters in the manual cover the stages of rice plant growth, seed selection and preparation, land preparation, fertilizer, insect pest prevention, diseases of rice, weed control, harvesting, threshing, drying, and storage. References and a glossary complete the manual. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Safety, Agricultural Skills, Agricultural Supplies, Agriculture, Agronomy, Botany, Entomology, Fertilizers, Field Crops, Grains (Food), Guidelines, Harvesting, Herbicides, Insecticides, Land Use, Pesticides, Pests, Plant Growth, Plant Pathology, Postsecondary Education, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Vocational Education, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Weeds
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Identifiers: Rice; Sierra Leone