Rice Technology, Research to be Showcased Aug. 22 at Field Day

GLENNONVILLE, Mo., Aug. 8, 2013 — 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 Southeast Missouri State University, Aug. 22 at the Missouri Rice Research Farm.

The Farm is located on Highway J in northern Dunklin County in Missouri.

The event is free and open to rice producers of Missouri. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Speakers are scheduled through noon, after which lunch will be served.

The day will provide rice growers the opportunity to learn about participatory new technologies to assess soil; arsenic uptake in rice; rice varieties; market updates; electromagnetic induction surveys; sprayer calibration; precision land grading with Terra Cutta; air seeded precision planting; irrigation well maintenance and furrow irrigated rice, among other topics.

“Rice Field Day is designed to showcase to rice producers of Missouri the new technologies researchers in southeast Missouri are developing so they can improve farm profitability,” said Dr. Mike Aide, professor of agriculture and chair of the Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University.

Speakers at the event will include Aide; Dr. Donn Beighley, Southeast rice research fellow; Dr. Indi Braden, Southeast assistant professor of agriculture; John Anderson, vice president of Farmers Storage; Greg Yielding, Missouri representative, U.S. Rice Producers Association; Sam Atwater, University of Missouri Extension; David Dunn, soil laboratory supervisor, Delta Research Center; John Hestor, USDA; and representatives of Deere and Co., Holt Agribusiness, and Irrigation Central. For more information, contact the Southeast Department of Agriculture at (573) 651-2106.