Merle Anders says some rice farmers may be using AWD or alternate wetting and drying methods for irrigating their rice – inadvertently.
Dr. Anders' tongue-in-cheek reference came during RiceTec's Arkansas Field Day at its Arkansas Business Center near Harrisburg. The principal owner of Net Profit Crop Consultancy, Dr. Anders has been working with RiceTec and area rice farmers to help improve their bottom lines
He described current research underway at the Center on a number of practices, ranging from row rice to carbon credit programs that rice farmers may be eligible to participate in as part of their environmental stewardship program.
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