Paddy Earhead Shedding :
This has been evident since the introduction of chemicals, viz. fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. But who cares ? We are nonchalant so far as we get ‘higher’ productivity!
The ear-heads in those days used to be shredded more because tall varieties were in vogue then. The traditional tall variety straw was tall and the varieties would lodge with the weight of the paddy ear-head grains to the ground, sometimes moist ground, thus giving way to breaking off of the ear-heads.