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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, a first-of-its-kind competition measuring bushels and water use by adding a flow meter and rainfall to yield numbers. Jason Bennett, Mikey Taylor, Matt Morris and Richard… 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 manufacturers to test new automated irrigation techniques that promise to boost crop yields and conserve declining ground water levels in the Mississippi Delta. Aided by mobile… 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 thanks to the producers that have provided the locations this year. To illustrate the versatility of row rice, here are some photos of a 7/10ths grade… 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. Most of the rice in Arkansas is grown in controlled floods. The curved levees follow the field contours enabling growers to maintain water levels and… Read more

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