- Rio Grande do Sul | veteran grower ~ 8.2 mt/ha (170 bu/ac)
- Rio Grande do Sul | first year grower ~ 7.2 mt/ha (144 bu/ha)
Monday, February 15, 2010
Circles for Rice | Weekly Update
Rice harvest in Brazil has begun and preliminary yield reports look very promising (dry yield averages are not yet confirmed):
One Brazilian grower has reported disappointment with the depth of his wheel tracks, which I believe stems from significant over irrigation. However, the grower has already indicated that he would like to plant rice again next growing season.
During the past two weeks, I visited with growers in California; after speaking with several of them, I developed an appreciation for the challenges facing rice production in the state. One rice producer near Colusa has shown interest in participating in a demonstration trial totaling approximately 5 acres.
A Valley center pivot owner in Texas has also expressed interest in a field-scale trial under part of his machine; I will be meeting with him this week.
I will also meet with interested growers in Arkansas this week.
Posted by Jake LaRue at 8:55 AM