National Geographic : 1951 Jan
o National Geographic Society 4 Golden Sheaves of Rice Heads Go to the Threshing Mortars Indonesia's annual rice crop, about 6,500,000 tons, has almost regained its prewar level. Oil production shows remarkable recovery, although more than 50 percent of the industry was destroyed. Native-gathered rubber is above average, but estate rubber is still low. Iiodachrones by W. Robert Moore <+ Ankle-deep in Mud and Water, a Sumatran Weeds His Rice Rice is weeded until the shoots grow high. Roots are watered, ducks using the fields as ponds, till the crop matures; then fields are dried for harvest (above). This farmer picks snails and insect pests as well as noxious plants.