Rice Technology, Research to be Presented at Field Day

GLENNONVILLE, Mo.,

Aug. 11, 2011 – Rice producer-oriented emerging technologies and new developments in rice research will be presented on Rice Field Day, hosted by agriculture students from Southeast Missouri State University-Malden at 9 a.m. Aug. 25 at the Missouri Rice Research Farm, located on Highway J in northern Dunklin County in Missouri. The event is free. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and tours begin at 9 a.m. Speakers are scheduled from 9:15-11:30 a.m., after which lunch will be served. The day will provide rice growers the opportunity to learn about participatory plant breeding, issues specific to Missouri, U.S. Rice Producers Association activities, seed treatment, rice stinkbugs, foliar feeding, nitrogen stabilizers, fungicides as yield promoters, flooding, site-specific agriculture and rice diet. “The goal is to inform producers what the latest rice research is doing for them,” said Dr. Donn Beighley, rice research fellow. U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is expected to be on hand. Southeast faculty speaking at the event will be Beighley, along with Dr. Michael Aide, professor of agriculture and chair of Southeast’s Department of Agriculture; and Dr. Indi Braden, assistant professor of agriculture. Additional speakers are Greg Yielding, field representative for the U.S. Rice Producers Association; Dr. Kelly Tindall, research assistant professor of the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri; David Dunn, manager of the soil testing lab at the University of Missouri’s Delta Research Center; Dr. Gene Stevens, crop production specialist at the University of Missouri; and Dr. WonKyo Jung, research assistant professor of the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri.