Tag Archives: Equipment/Technology

Long time in the works

Dr. Chuck Wilson, University of Arkansas

Modern University of Arkansas Foundation Seed Processing Facility under construction will replace 60-plus-year-old plant at the Rice Research and Extension Center. Read More »

Early RMTC sign up is brisk

Rice Market & Technology Convention goes to Cancun, Mexico! Building on the success of last year’s big event in San Jose, Costa Rica, the 2015 Rice Market & Technology Convention (RMTC 2015) is heading to Mexico, the largest rice-importing country in the Western Hemisphere. The following well known companies and entities have already confirmed registration: Saman (Uruguay), Arrocera Los Corrales ... Read More »

Mid-South Gin Show

Make your plans now to attend this annual premier event When Feb. 27 rolls around in a couple of weeks, the 63rd Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will welcome visitors to the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn., where they can leisurely stroll the exhibitor aisles to see what’s new for their farming and ginning operations. Informative Ag Updates ... Read More »

Nitrogen Management

New tool protects against volatilization and nitrogen loss Farmers apply nitrogen to their rice crops to promote optimal plant growth and achieve maximum yields. For nitrogen to meet these goals, it has to be available to the plant. Dr. Nathan Slaton, professor and Director of Soil Testing at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, says, “For urea, we have ... Read More »

Fields-Eye View

Tools, technology and training in real time on the turnrow Most rice farmers are familiar with the high-profile items used in producing a crop and regulations related to managing their employees. However, Rice Farming has compiled a short list pertaining to tools, technology and training that may not have crossed every producer’s radar screen yet. Rice Scout App A smartphone ... Read More »

Industry News

Cooking contest in Japan increases reach of U.S. rice This summer, USA Rice conducted the highly-competitive U.S. Medium-Grain Rice Chef Menu Contest. One of the contestants, Mr. Masato Gokita of the Kiwa Corporation, created a dish called “Moussaka style of round eggplant gratin with U.S. Medium- Grain” that impressed judges enough to take second place. The experience of’working with U.S. ... Read More »

USRPA update

Producer organization continues to focus on viable export markets. By Dwight Roberts President and Chief Executive Officer, USRPA The old saying, “There are no two years alike,” rarely fails to be true, and 2013 is certainly shaping up to be another unique version. Record cold spring weather, frozen Farm Bill progress and China: What next? With one in five of ... Read More »

Industry News

California IPM Information The third edition of Integrated Pest Management for Rice is now available. The publication’s informative color photographs of pests and their damage, line drawings, tables and figures are valuable aids in the diagnosis and treatment of common rice pests. New in this edition, readers will find information on: Exotic pests in rice; detecting, confirming and managing herbicide ... Read More »