Watch: rice transplantation machine at work

Originally published at: Watch: rice transplantation machine at work | Boing Boing


That’s wild.


Unfortunately much of the rice-planting world still does it by hand, due to a combination of poverty and small plots that are unsuited for mechanized agricultural equipment, or just tradition.

The first picture in the article was from 2014 in India.


I recently watched a video about a group who are trying to revitalize a green tea producing town in Japan, and part of that video deals with how they’ve also taken up care of a small rice field, and there are shots of this same type of machine right at the start of the video, as well as a bit more about it later on:

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Too bad this technology isn’t suitable for hair implants.

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The problem isn’t the technology; but the market. If whales wanted hair plugs I suspect that this would be much more readily applicable.

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