STUTTGART, Ark. — Rice research demonstrations from the Rice Research and Extension Center, presented in field tours during the Arkansas Rice Expo, can now be seen online at www.pbcommercial.com and on YouTube.

STUTTGART, Ark. — Rice research demonstrations from the Rice Research and Extension Center, presented in field tours during the Arkansas Rice Expo, can now be seen online at www.pbcommercial.com and on YouTube.

The research tours were a highlight of the Arkansas Rice Expo hosted by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart Aug. 2. Some 1,500 visitors attended the expo to learn about Division of Agriculture research and extension programs.

The field tour covered rice breeding, soil fertility, pest control and related topics. Rice breeders Xueyan Sha and Greg Berger reviewed Arkansas varieties and breeding lines and discussed the potential of the division’s hybrid program.

Plant pathologist Yeshi Wamishe discussed developments in disease control and described signs of disease problems. Weed scientist Jason Norsworthy described trials to determine effective control strategies for rice weeds.

Soil scientists Nathan Slaton and Trent Roberts described results of their work to identify effective fertility management, including the N-STaR Nitrogen Soil Test for Rice, developed by the Division of Agriculture, that determines the most effective nitrogen applications for specific fields.

Other topics covered irrigation management and other cultural practices for soybeans.

The video presentations from the field tours can be found below or by clicking here.

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