Costs lower for row rice in northeast Arkansas trial: Part III

Northeast Arkansas farmer used slightly more irrigation water and made one more herbicide application, but row rice saved money in 2016.

Ryan Sullivan says he used slightly more water and made one more herbicide application in the furrow-irrigated rice he and his father, Mike Sullivan, grew on their farm in Burdette, Ark., in 2016.

Nevertheless, the furrow-irrigated rice they grew had lower costs and produced more revenue than the alternate wetting and drying field they compared with the row rice in an adjoining field on their farm in Mississippi County.

Sullivan discussed the comparison in this video from a presentation at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference in Baton Rouge, La. He shared the session with Bob Scott, Extension weed scientist with the University of Arkansas Systems Division of Agriculture.

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