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Cultural management practices can affect methane emissions in rice

furrow irrigation

Methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are both considered greenhouse gases which can be lost from agricultural fields. In general, flooded agricultural fields display a higher methane loss while upland fields display a higher nitrous oxide loss. New rice cultural management practices such as furrow-irrigated rice (row rice) and alternate wetting and drying (AWD) may result in less methane with ... Read More »

Anheuser Busch-Indigo partnership yields resource, methane reductions

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Rice growers who last season participated in a pilot partnership formed by Anheuser-Busch and Indigo Ag were able to significantly reduce water use, nitrogen applications and greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, the two companies have decided to expand the program this season to 2.7 million bushels of rice from 2.2 million bushels in 2019, according to a news release. ... Read More »

Researchers: Fertilizer choice can affect methane-producing organisms in soil

sampling rice fields for methane

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture rice research may lead to more sustainable crop production in the state and around the world. The quest for increased sustainability in agriculture and other industries includes examining greenhouse gases and how they’re generated. In the United States, only a small fraction of greenhouse gases are attributed to agriculture – 8.6 percent, according ... Read More »