This post includes some tips, recommendations and information to help you finalize your 2011 rice under center pivot plans.
Irrigation Plans | For an early season irrigation plan, and to get the rice crop to sprout, it is recommended to plant into a moist seedbed rather than in dry soil. If the spring rainfall is insufficient, then pre-plant irrigation is recommended to establish a moist seedbed, which also may be part of the herbicide activation program. This is a distinct advantage of the center pivot – moisture control. You can apply what you want, when you want.
For those readers in the Northern Hemisphere, are your planning to grow rice under a center pivot or linear this growing season? How are your crop plans shaping up? Have you come across any challenges and/or victories so far? Post your stories and questions in the Discussion Box.
For those considering planting rice under a center pivot or linear, what concerns (if any) do you have?
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