Rice Fields of Yilan County , Taiwan
Most of the Rice Fields are owned by Independent Owners
but they often use Contract Farmers to plant their crops .
The Farmer and family members often do the weeding
and general housekeeping of the crops
The rice planting are often staggered to allow different harvesting times .
This lot is not producing any grain yet .
This lot is heavy with grains
The rice stalks are heavy with grains and almost ready for harvesting
The rice grown in Yilan is considered the
second best in the country, after Taitung.
the Koshihikari is rated as the best in Province of Yilan .
Most of the rice fields attract a variety of birds
- wild Fouls and White Storks are a common sight .