Monday, October 18, 2010

Delta Region Rice Growers Tour Fields by Kelly Cackin

The following article was published by Elton Robinson of the Delta Farm Press on October 15, 2010.

Rice producers hit the road to learn

This morning, one of the very first things I did was check the Delta Farm Press website for any new articles on rice that I could share with you all.  What I found was this article, and I was quite moved by it.  This article is about a passionate group of rice growers in the United States Delta region who have recently toured rice fields that are far from perfect.  The members of the group talked amongst themselves and with other rice producers about each one can do to help make their rice growing situations better, in terms of management, technology, weeds, and other factors.  Other conversations stemmed around rice growers who have already started to overcome and solve issues on their fields.

Hopefully, one say soon, the tour group will pass a rice field irrigated with a Valley center pivot and find that an interesting topic of conversation.