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Photo and caption by Leo Edwards

Rice grows best in a field covered with shallow water. Farmers build low dirt walls called dikes or levees to hold water in the paddies. Many Nepali farmers flood their fields before leveling them. They work the soil into soft mud to make it easier to plow and to bury weeds. The practice of working flooded land is called puddling.

Location: NEPAL

 

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