Under rain-fed conditions, perfumed rice production in Northern Ghana is associated with high paddy cracking during milling. In this study, 4 perfumed rice varieties, 6 staggered planting times, 6 staggered harvesting cycles, and staggered storage duration from harvest to six months of storage were used in a randomized complete block design to identify the best combination of factors that are associated with low cracking in rice production. )e experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with three geographically distinct locations serving as replicates. Grain moisture and paddy crackness were determined. ) i.e results indicated a mixed factorial interaction for all measured variables. Early planting, early harvesting, and short storage duration reduced paddy cracking compared to late treatments (P < 0.05). For all treatment combinations, milling within two weeks after harvesting was associated with lower cracking as long as the harvesting cycle did not exceed the fourth cycle. After the second month of storage, percentage cracking was high, approaching 90% in most cases.
Owusu Boateng, D., Odoom, D , Xorse, 1 , Kwame, 2 , Berdjour, 2 , DennisOwusuBoateng, 3 , Naabe, 1 , Wireko, 2 , Kofi, 1 & Philip, 2 (2022). Impact of Production Inputs and Timing on Crackness of Rice in Northern Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-production-inputs-and-timing-on-crackness-of-rice-in-northern-ghana-2
Owusu Boateng, Dennis, et. al. "Impact of Production Inputs and Timing on Crackness of Rice in Northern Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Nov. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-production-inputs-and-timing-on-crackness-of-rice-in-northern-ghana-2. Accessed 07 Dec. 2022.
Owusu Boateng, Dennis, Daniel Odoom , 1 Xorse , 2 Kwame , 2 Berdjour , 3 DennisOwusuBoateng , 1 Naabe , 2 Wireko , 1 Kofi and 2 Philip . "Impact of Production Inputs and Timing on Crackness of Rice in Northern Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Nov. 2022. Web. 07 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-production-inputs-and-timing-on-crackness-of-rice-in-northern-ghana-2 >.
Owusu Boateng, Dennis, Daniel Odoom , 1 Xorse , 2 Kwame , 2 Berdjour , 3 DennisOwusuBoateng , 1 Naabe , 2 Wireko , 1 Kofi and 2 Philip . "Impact of Production Inputs and Timing on Crackness of Rice in Northern Ghana" Afribary (2022). Accessed December 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-production-inputs-and-timing-on-crackness-of-rice-in-northern-ghana-2