How Rice is Farmed in BRAZIL!

How Rice is Farmed in BRAZIL!


Well, we had a great Christmas, an awesome
new years and I hope you guys did too! We’ve really been enjoying our time here
at the beach. But now we’ve got to get back to Joinville! And just as I promised in Episode 18, titled:
This is Joinville, I’m going to find and show you guys a rice field on the outskirts
of the city. And explain how rice is harvested in the region. So let me drop off the bike and grab a rental
car because I know exactly where to find some rice fields. I’m here on Rodovia do Arroz (or Rice Road). And as the name implies, we’re going to
find a ton of rice farms. So, let’s see what we can come across. So I just pulled into this rice farm it looked
really cool and beautiful. So after cruising Rice Road a little bit I
stopped here at the first farm with an open gate. Also I really liked the aesthetics with how
the farm was laid out with the barns, the trees, had animals, tractors. So I’m really looking forward to showing
you all this. I met the owner, the farmer Norberto. “I have 230 hectares.” And he has already shown me around and explained
me the system, shown me the equipment. So I’m going to go back and revisit those
things. And behind me is a rice field of medium grain
rice. That’s the only variety that they plant
here. So, right now, let’s go check out the process. “The average yield here, per hectare, is
about 120-130 50 kg. sacks.” Now, because this region constantly rains–while
preparing the ground for planting the rice seed–it’s wet, it’s moist, damp at the
very least so the equipment needs to be suitable for this climate. Let’s take a look. Now, while working the ground, preparing for
planting the rice farmer will use these different metal wheels depending on the application
and the equipment they’re using. These metal wheels of course so they don’t
get stuck in the muddy rice field. Take a look here: 2 weight plates on this
tractor and it’s pretty small as you can see. And that is because the ground here, because
it’s so moist and so wet, they can’t have heavy equipment because it would just sink
down and get straight stuck away. “The price today is reasonable. R$47.00 per 50 kg. sack” And of course these tractors here have their
normal tires on them, however when they’re being used in the fields to work the ground
they’re going to attach those metal tires that we saw earlier. So on this side of the barn, along the wall
here, we have what is essentially a mower and that’s going to be the first piece of
equipment that they use while preparing the ground to apply the seeds. The mower is going to cut mud and weeds that
were growing in the field. “The majority of the crop is in this stage. It’s not ripe. It’s still green. It’s still blooming. But I think in February it will be a big crop.” Now after the ground has been worked up they
will use this piece of equipment here–sort of like a tri-plane to then flatten out that
muddy worked up ground. And this tractor here, as Norberto explained
to me, is the most important piece of equipment that they have. As they use it to apply seed, herbicides,
pesticides, whatever application they need to do once the ground has been worked up and ready
for planting–they’re going to use this tractor here. And notice the super thin tires so that they
can move through the rice field once it’s been irrigated. And as you can see here, on the rear of the
tractor, they have installed the implement which applies the seed to the readied field. And unhooked from the tractor here, you see
the tank for tank mixtures and the boom for when applying herbicides and pesticides–also
using this tractor here with the skinny wheels. “We wait until the rice in the field is
about 18-22% moisture.” So it’s a little bit of a tight fit over
here but here’s one of their smaller harvesters. Norberto explained a little bit about that
so I’ll let him take over. “…It’s help for the other, because the
other harvester we have is much larger. It’s twice as big. We harvest with these two machines together,
on average, 2,000 50 kg. sacks per day.” So guys, that’s a Brazilian rice farm. I hope you guys enjoyed the visit as much
as I did. I think it’s just fascinating–the similarities
as well as the differences. I’d really like to thank…Norberto, “thank
you very much.” “Look…I thank you for your interest.”

66 Replies to “How Rice is Farmed in BRAZIL!

  1. Fico muito feliz que o povo de Joinville o tenha acolhido tão bem, não temos muito a oferecer em nossa cidade sobre turismo mas o pouco que temos, nos esforçamos para deixar boas lembranças, até mais amigo, um abraço da galera de Joinville! =)

  2. "I thank you for your interest" what an honest sentiment- so many farmers around the world are happy to talk about what they do- you are doing a wonderful thing by seeking a few out and showing their world.

  3. Demais!!! Você acaba de apresentar algo que eu, morador de Joinville, nunca vi de tão perto. Parabéns pelo vídeo!

  4. Hei Matthew adorei o seu vídeo e gostaria ver um vídeo com as comparações. Sei que cada região tem suas particularidades mas acho que seria bem interessante para identificar onde estamos em termos de produtividade.

  5. Congratulations!
    Norberto Schulze is a great farmer!
    Your video is amazing!

    *I live in the same district, Vila Nova. My grandfather was the founder of the Arroz Vila Nova. If you want, I can introduce you to him.
    *My contact: [email protected]

  6. Me inscrevi no canal por duas razões,a primeira porque tem ligações com a nossa cidade, gosta dela e segundo porque minha  vida permaneceu ligada a essa atividade por muitos anos.Meu sogro era plantador de arroz e sempre pioneiro nas novas tecnologias.Muito obrigado por divulgar s coisas do nosso país.

  7. i think youtube recommended this video because I'm brazilian. I'm glad 'cause it's such a nice find! keep up the good work bud

  8. Agora vai começar a colheita do arroz, seria interessante tu mostrar i dunmo if u understand portuguese

  9. .Vídeo épico Matthew! É interessante ver práticas agrícolas em outros países. É o mesmo .. mas diferente.

  10. Congratulations Rice, excellent video, I live here in Joinville, one beautiful city, great people, big culture.
    I was very happy with your video, when to see a next time here in our city may know who has an opportunity to have a coffee and explore other places of our city.

    Big hug

  11. Muito legal seus vídeos, você tem uma realidade muito melhor que a nossa aqui no Brasil, pois somos pouco reconhecidos, mesmo alimentando uma nação.
    Eu tenho muita vontade de ver de perto as lavouras de vocês, na verdade eu queria morar aí.
    Ganhou mais um inscrito!!
    Abraços!!

  12. I know it sounds like I'm a crazy religious person, but every time I see fields of crops it's what I believe heaven to be like.

  13. How does the yield and price in Brazil compare to the yield and price in California? Is there a quality difference?

  14. Very cool, I came across your site because of Juan Brown, whom I follow because of his motorcycle riding (I too ride motorcycles, of the same kind of his). Now, when he interviewed you, as part of his Oroville series, I mentioned to him I was an agronomist and went to school in place where people plant rice… what I did not know is that your wife is from there as well. I'm from Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, the state south of Santa Catarina, and I am an agronomist and live in Eugene, Oregon. You do great work!

  15. I am rice farmer from india
    Brazil farming is similar to india but we plant manually and give fertilizer manually

  16. If I were to visit Brazil, which of the following towns is the safest for a tourist? Joinville, Blumenau or Florianópolis? Which do you recommend?

  17. That's a pretty cool rice farm, great to see the old guy still working the farm.
    The rice they are growing, is it traditional seed or do they use Hybrid seed?

  18. Ótimo vídeo. Eu também moro em Santa Catarina, mas em Videira-SC, no meio-oeste catarinense. Nesta região nós vemos muitas fazendas com plantações de frutas como uva, pêssego, nectarinas, ameixas, além das plantações de milho, soja e feijões. Porém, não vemos muitas plantações de arroz na região de Videira, pois o relevo não favorece o cultivo do arroz e aqui também faz muito mais frio que Joinville, em Videira até no outono pode fazer -6°C e a cada 5 anos costuma nevar um pouco por aqui, como foi em 2013 e 2017.

    Como eu não sabia muito bem como é cultivado o arroz, seu vídeo foi muito importante para aprimorar meu conhecimento. Parabéns pelo vídeo!! 😉

  19. Wow the view on that farm was amazing and the machines were really cool. When it comes to the chemicals they use how does it differ from a farm in the USA?

  20. Hi, my name is André Ramos. I´m Brazilian Farmer and a Cocoa producer. Im selling an very good and beautifull farm on Bahia State for a very good price. The farm can be a very beautifull paradise. Very close to beach in the city of Ilheus, close to the airport too. Has an very beautifull river that can be used with litle boats, Jet-sky and others. Have one good water stream too, 5 or 6 springs that spout drinking water all year round. I´m selling for a very good price. Are you interested? Please e-mail me at [email protected]

  21. Very interesting. I had assumed that Brazil had wet and dry seasons like a lot of other tropical countries. I wonder what other crops are suitable for land that's getting rain all the time.

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