Tag Archives: rice research

Despite COVID, work progresses on University of Arkansas’ NERREC

Tim Burcham, NERREC

• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • If construction goes according to schedule, the University of Arkansas System’ Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center near Harrisburg will begin hosting rice field trials and experiments in 2021. This season, soil over much of the 600-acre facility was moved to level and grade fields. This facilitated installation of new drainage and irrigation systems. ... Read More »

Moldenhauer named interim head of UA’s Stuttgart rice research station

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Karen Moldenhauer had already announced her June 30 retirement when Bob Scott, director of the Rice Research and Extension, said he needed to visit with her. Moldenhauer, a professor and rice breeder for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture since 1982, knew what was coming. After all, Scott had just accepted an offer to become director of Arkansas’ ... Read More »

Biennial rice meeting spurs open exchange of research info

Vicky Boyd

Every two years, rice researchers and allied industry representatives from around the United States and even the globe get together for a meeting of the minds at the Rice Technical Working Group. For two days, they share research results and discuss future studies focusing exclusively on rice. This year, more than 300 attended the 38th annual RTWG, which was hosted ... Read More »

Don Groth receives inaugural LSU rice research chair

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• By Bruce Schultz • The Louisiana Rice Research Board provided an additional $500,000 earmarked for research during the recent annual LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station field day at Crowley. Those funds bring the total to $1.5 million set aside from Colombian Free Trade Agreement money that must be designated for rice research in Louisiana. Interest generated ... Read More »

University of Arkansas plans new northeastern rice research station

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As rice acreage expands in Arkansas, the University of Arkansas is working on a research center to enhance production techniques and best management practices for the grain in areas north of Interstate 40 and west of Crowley’s Ridge. “Our immediate need is to have a research farm on the type of soils now home to rice production in northeast Arkansas,” ... Read More »