Crop Per Drop: Irrigation Contest Winners Grow Most With Least

Who gets the prize for greatest yield by least water? Look no further than the 2018 winners of Crop per Drop, Arkansas’ Irrigation Yield Contest in corn, rice and soybeans,… Read more

News of Agribusiness: C Spire helping introduce smart ag solutions

C Spire is uniquely positioned to help smart farming prosper in rural Mississippi, especially in the environmentally sensitive Delta region. C Spire is teaming up with farmers and smart equipment… Read more

MSU Extension 2018 Row Rice Trials Update

Here are some updated photos of the Row Rice trials as they begin to head out. This year we have nine locations in Bolivar, Leflore, Coahoma, and Tunica counties. Many… Read more

Row rice acreage more than doubles in 2018, experts report

STUTTGART – In parts of Arkansas, the signature sweeping curves of rice field levees are being replaced by straight rows, a change that can provide significant cost savings for growers…. Read more

Corn Growing and Soil Moisture Sensors

It is a gorgeous Sunday morning here in Arkansas! We have had a very hot and humid week and a storm blew through last night with cooler temperatures and a… Read more

Are you experiencing water stress?

This crop season started fairly hot and dry, with some farmers initiating irrigation as early as late April. I had anticipated the need to irrigate earlier than the past few… Read more

Declining Delta aquifer: Getting ahead of the problem

“We’re keeping a high priority on efficient water use, with a goal of basing decisions on sound science  . . .  Plentiful water, just a few feet down, has been… Read more

3 Articles on Our Conservation Efforts in the Field: Ducks Unlimited, Greenhead Magazine, USA Rice

FROM OUR PARTNERS AT USA RICE . . .   DUCKS UNLIMITED Conservation: Rice Stewardship Working together to conserve rice lands, water, and wildlife By Josh Hankins and Scott Manley,… Read more

Changing hearts and minds for better water management

“We thought we were doing as well as we possibly could do with our water management, but research has shown us we can do better.” Showing producers firsthand that research aimed… Read more

PODCAST: The State of Rice

Arkansas leads the nation in rice production and it is a staple food product in many foreign countries. The ability to export rice to other markets is vital to sustaining… Read more