What contributions can new rice watering systems make?

USDA Agricultural Research Service researchers working in data-rich environment in rice field studies.

Rice farmers are paying close attention to new water conservation systems not only because it could save them money but because it may also benefit the environment and help them qualify for carbon credits.

But how do they know what those contributions might be? USDA-Agricultural Research Service scientist Michele Reba discussed some of the research being conducted her unit at Arkansas State University in this video.

Her comments came during a stop on the Mississippi County Water Management Tour on the Mike and Ryan Sullivan Farm near Osceola, Ark., in August. The tour was attended by more than 100 rice farmers. USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Delta Water Management Research Unit is located at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Fore more information, click on http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/furrow-irrigated-rice-may-save-more-dollars-and-cents.

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