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From Riceland Farms: Irrigation Systems

Water is life. Humans, animals and plants need it to survive. Rice is a semi-aquatic plant. It needs soil nutrients, sunlight and water to grow. According to the Arkansas Rice Production Handbook, “proper management of irrigation is critical for management ... Continue reading…

From Riceland Farms: Flooding Rice Fields

Rice country comes to life when the rice fields go to flood. Vibrant green fields and crystal clear blue skies for miles. A sight that makes rice farmers proud. Once rice grows to the four-leaf stage of development, it will ... Continue reading…

From Riceland Farm: Pre-Flood Rice Science

Rice grows and develops in three stages: Vegetative, reproductive and grain filling/ripening and maturing. According to the Arkansas Rice Production Handbook, “rice is an annual grass with round, hollow, jointed culms; narrow, flat, sessile leaf blades joined to the leaf ... Continue reading…

From Riceland Farms: Creating Levee Gates

After the rice is planted, drainage furrows dug, levees surveyed and pulled, the farmer is now ready to prepare the field for flooding at the appropriate time of rice plant growth.  Before the seedlings emerge, openings are created in the ... Continue reading…