Several years ago I had a farmer in the rice verification program that was very successful growing upland crops, but felt he wanted to learn more about rice production. A few years later, his brother became a participant, and it was later told to me that the second brother asked the first what to expect from our advice that might be different from his current practices. He answered, “Dr. Saichuk likes water.” As I have said many times, there is nothing more critical in rice culture than water management.