Furrow-irrigated rice gains popularity in Arkansas

 Rice Today   |  

The use of furrow-irrigated has increased from about 2,000 hectares to over 4000 hectares in the past five years in the US state of Arkansas where most farmers use flood irrigation to water their fields.

Furrow-irrigated rice, also known as row rice or upland rice, eliminates the need for constant flooding, conserves water, simplifies crop rotations, and decrease time and expenses associated with flood-irrigated rice.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has released a publication on the latest research and recommendations for furrow-irrigated rice. The publication is available on the Cooperative Extension Service website at this link.

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