Interest growing in ‘row rice,’ other rice innovations: Part I

Low prices, high production costs and growing pressure to reduce water usage are leading rice farmers to try new ways of growing their crop.

One of those is planting rice without using the traditional levees to flood their crops, a practice many are calling “row rice.” Another is the increased use of no-till, less water and new herbicide technologies.

Jeff Reeves, regional sales manager for central Arkansas for RiceTec talked about those changes and what they could mean to producers during an interview at RiceTec’s Mid-South Field Day at its Arkansas Business Center near Harrisburg.

For more information on RiceTec and rice production, visit http://www.ricetec.com/.

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