Dry seeded rice

Dry-seeded rice (DSR) is becoming an attractive option for farmers as it has a much lower labor requirement than manually transplanted rice. In this technology, rice is directly seeded in the main plot with 2- or 4-wheel tractor/power tiller-drawn seed drills. DSR can be readily adopted by small farmers as well as large farmers, provided that the required machinery is locally available (e.g., through custom hire).