Compared to manual rice planting which requires a lot of manpower for number of days to fill an hectare of land, the Rice Transplanter reduces the cost of labor and seed requirements.

The Rice Transplanter is suitable for transplanting inbred and hybrid rice. It can transplant two (2) to six (6) seedlings per hill at a planting depth of two to six (2-6) cm, hill spacing of 12-18 cm, and row spacing of 30 cm. Further, this equipment helps minimize labor cost compared to manual transplanting, which usually requires 20-25 persons/day/ha. With the Rice Transplanter, it only takes two persons to complete transplanting activities and it has a planting capacity of two (2) ha/day with 24 hills/m2 planting density.

Engr. Arnold S. Juliano

Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

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