Leaf surface. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the varied underside of a leaf from a rice plant (Oryza sp.). Leaves have a wide variety of specialised surface structures, such as trichomes (not seen), stomata (pores) and oil glands. Magnification: x830 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
Growing Rice At Home: Learn How To Grow Rice - Rice is one of the oldest and most revered foods on the planet. Rice requires tons of water plus hot, sunny conditions to grow. This makes planting rice impossible in some areas but you can grow your own rice at home, sort of. Click here to learn more.
Rice planting * Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population. The traditional method for cultivating rice is flooding the fields while, or after, setting the young seedlings. This simple method requires sound planning and servicing of the water damming and channeling, but reduces the growth of less robust weed and pest plants.