The two main practices of establishing rice plants are transplanting and direct seeding.
Transplanting is the most popular plant establishment technique across Asia. Transplanting is when pre-germinated seedlings are transferred from a seedbed to the wet field. It requires less seed and is an effective method to control weeds, but requires more labor.
Source: International Rice Research Institute, http://www.irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=9151&lang=en
This shot is taken on the country side in Laos, between Hinboun and Lak Sao near the Vietnamese border. The editing is inspired by the work of 3 Joko here at 500 px .