Step by Step Production >>Post Production

After harvesting, the rice paddy undergoes postharvest processes including drying, storage and milling to ensure good eating-quality and marketability.

Harvesting & Threshing

Harvesting the crop on time is very important to maximize yields and grain quality. Crops harvested too early will have many unfilled and immature grains. Immature grains break easily ...

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Rice is usually harvested at grain moisture content (MC) between 20 and 25% (wet basis). Any delay in drying, incomplete drying or uneven drying results in qualitative and quantitative losses ...

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Rice is best stored as paddy because the husk provides some protection against insects and prevent grain quality deterioration. A safe or hermetic storage system ...

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Milling and Processing

Milling rice paddy removes the husk and bran layer to produce white rice. Rice is best milled at 13–15% moisture content. Best results are attained when the process ...

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Market Intelligence

The value of milled rice in the market is determined by a number of physical and chemical characteristics and the consumers preference, which varies within a country and between the countries ...

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