Salt- husk powder treatment for paddy
S.Parthasarathy, UG Agrl student, Annamalai university.
Mix 5 kg of coarsely ground common salt and 20 kg of husk powder or huller bran to 100 kg of parboiled paddy when drying is hampered by rain or paddy is rain drenched in yard. Mixed paddy can be stored in small heaps without further loss. This treatment protects the paddy spoilage for 6 – 7 days. If sunshine comes paddy can be sieved off from husk powder / huller bran using shaker sieves available in rice mills. The huller bran can be used for cattle feed.