The new rice farm is currently at the vegetative phase. The rice plant is developing tillers and more leaves, and there is an increase in plant height. The vegetative stage takes between 55 and 85 days.
The early vegetative phase will begins as soon as the seed germinates into a seedling and ends at tillering.
The seedling stage starts right after the first root and shoot emerge, and lasts until just before the first tiller appears. During this stage, seminal roots and up to five leaves develop.