Thursday, June 28, 2012

Save the Date! 2012 Rice Field Day | by Kelly Cackin

Well, it's that time again!  Valley Irrigation announces the 2012 Circles for Rice Field Day - here is your Save the Date!  This year, the event will be hosted at Dennis Robison's rice field in Neelyville, Missouri, USA.

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Location: (click to view map) Neelyville, Missouri, USA
  • Registration @ 8:00 AM (breakfast pastries and drinks will be available)
  • Program Begins @ 8:30 AM
  • Lunch On Us! @ Noon
    • Enjoy lunch with the Circles for Rice team and Field Day presenters
RSVP: This Field Day is open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP by Monday, July 30, 2012, to help us plan Lunch On Us!  RSVP via:
Speakers Include:
  • Dennis Robison | Rice Farmer
  • Kelly Downing | Valley Irrigation
  • John Robison | Valley Irrigation
  • Fred Ferrell | Mid-Valley Irrigation
  • Marc Cummings | Consultant
  • Matt Rhine | University of Missouri Delta Research Center
Presentation Topics:
  • History of Pivot-Irrigated Rice
  • Pivot vs Flood Irrigated Rice
  • Pivot-Irrigated Rice Myths
  • Machine Requirements
  • Weed Control
  • Irrigation Scheduling
  • Fertility Management
  • Comments from the Farmer
  • Question and Answer
Remember to follow @ValleyPivots on Twitter for weekly updates on the rice under center pivot fields! We hope to see you in August!