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Greenhouse gas, cover crops research part of Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center’s 2021 virtual field tour

Virtual tour of work at NE Rice Research and Extension Center to launch Oct. 18.

Oct. 14, 2021

By Ashlyn Ussery
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts:

  • Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center virtual field tour launches Oct. 18
  • Concise look at current research projects at the center

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HARRISBURG, Ark. — A project to measure greenhouse gases and water use in furrow-irrigated rice, and the use of cover crops as a remediation tool in land leveling are just two of the presentations that are part of the Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center virtual field tour opening Oct. 18.

Tim Burcham in a rice field
INTRODUCTION — Tim Burcham, director of the NE Rice and Research Station, provides a welcome to the station's upcoming virtiual field tour.

NERREC is the newest station within the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The fields have seen active research conducted this past growing season, even while the station’s buildings and other infrastructure are still under construction.

The station’s research focuses on the unique soils and other environmental factors in northeast Arkansas.

“This year was our first growing season, and these videos provide Arkansas producers with a great resource to learn about the research activities being conducted at the farm this season,” said Tim Burcham, director of the NERREC. “All four videos in this mini-series virtual field tour serve as a great way for us to introduce scientists from the Division of Agriculture, Arkansas State University and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, that have research here at the station.”

The pre-recorded virtual field tour videos will be available Oct. 18 at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uada.edu/nerrec-field-day.

What will be covered?

The virtual field tour contains the following presentations:

  • Welcome — Tim Burcham, station director, Division of Agriculture.
  • Cover crop research on furrow irrigated soybean/rice rotation — Steve Green, professor of soil and water conservation at Arkansas State University.
  • Arkansas Rice Performance Trials and Commercial Rice Trials and Variety by Nitrogen trials — Jarrod Hardke, rice agronomist, Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Water Use, Yield and Global Warming Potential of Furrow-Irrigated Rice — Arlene Adviento-Borbe, research agronomist, Delta Water Management Unit for the Agricultural Research Service.
  • NERREC Irrigation Principles and Practices — Mike Hamilton, irrigation instructor, Cooperative Extension Service.

To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uada.edu/. To learn more about the NERREC, visit our website: https://bit.ly/AAES-NERREC. Follow us on Twitter @NEArkRice and like our Facebook page @UofA Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media contact:

Media contact: Ashlyn Ussery          
aussery@uada.edu                 
(501) 414-9766




 

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