相片

Photographer's Note

In Bali, not only natural landscapes are beautiful but also man-made, altered landscapes. This is rice terrace at Jatiluwih. They make terrace -as in many other parts of the world- for more efficient use of water resource.

Basically, there are two type of rice: wetland rice, which requires a lot of water for its optimal growth, and upland rice, which has good adaptability to dryer ecosystem. Frequently flooded is required by wetland rice, while upland rice does not require this treatment, but it still requires moist soil condition to grow and yield well. This terrace is for wetland rice.

June seems to be not the best month to visit this area for taking picture, since the rice had been harvested. During this time of year, farmers are preparing land for the next growing period.

Smoke in this picture comes from burning of rice straw, after that farmers plow the ash into the soil. I will upload another picture later, to show how local farmers in this area preparing the land. They use water buffalo in plowing, turningover the soil.

Photo Information
Viewed: 3507
Points: 62
Discussions
Additional Photos by Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 354 W: 66 N: 301] (1311)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH