• Puddler is a wetland implement used for the preparation of paddy fields in standing water of 50 to 100 mm depth after ploughing. It breaks the clods and churns the soil to a homogeneous mixture.
  • The purpose of puddling is to minimise water leaching, to destroy weeds by burying and decomposing them and to facilitate transplanting of paddy seedlings by making the soil softer.
  • High yielding varieties of paddy respond well to good quality puddling. The puddlers are operated by bullock, power tiller or tractors. Some of the bullock drawn puddlers available in India are
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