1 April is the official start of the rice harvesting in Uruguay. Rice cultivation can be found in the northeastern part of Uruguay, Cerro Largo, Rivera, Tacuarembó, Rocha and Treinta y Tres. Approximately 175.000 hectares were planted with rice this year in the period in the months October and November. The harvest is expected to add up to 1,4 M tons. Before the end of the month the harvest of rice should be completed.