Planting the crop on time will help to produce a fast-growing, uniform crop that will have higher yields and will be better able to compete with weeds and pests. The best time of planting depends on the locality, variety, water availability, labour, and the last harvested time. Rice can either be transplanted from a nursery or direct-seeded in the field with dry and wet seeding methods. Transplanted crops normally take less time in the production field but 10–15 days longer for the total crop duration. In both cases, a well prepared seedbed is needed.