Rice Technology, Research to be Presented at Field Day

ricefielddayGLENNONVILLE, Mo., Aug. 9, 2012 — Rice producer-oriented emerging technologies and new developments in rice research will be presented on Rice Field Day, hosted by The Missouri Rice Council and assisted by Southeast Missouri State University-Malden Aug. 23, at the Missouri Rice Research Farm.

The Farm is 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, soil fertility of rice-soybean rotations, rice water weevils, chemical spray drift issues, nitrogen fertilization, rice weed control, remote monitoring and control of irrigation, and site-specific agriculture.

“The Missouri Rice Council hopes their fellow rice producers will witness what is new in rice and make recommendations on future research to the Rice Council,” said Dr. Mike Aide, professor of agriculture and chair of the Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University.

Southeast faculty speaking at the event will be Dr. Donn Beighley, rice research fellow, along with Aide; and Roxane Magnus, instructor of agriculture. Additional speakers are Greg Yielding, field representative for the U.S. Rice Producers Association; Karen Ann-Kuenzel Moldenhauer, Holder, Rice Industry chair for variety development and professor of crop, soil and environmental sciences at the University of Arkansas; David Dunn, manager of the soil testing lab at the University of Missouri’s Delta Research Center; Sam Atwell, agronomy specialist-rice, University of Missouri Extension; Nathan Goldschmidt, crop consultant; and Earl Vories, irrigation specialist, University of Missouri Extension. A representative of Holt AgriBusiness of Sikeston, Mo., also will speak.

For more information, contact the Southeast Department of Agriculture at (573) 651-2106.