rice

Tips toward good rice head yields

Here are several tips that will affect rice head yields, according to different studies. Varietal characteristics includes physical and chemical characteristics of grain, time of maturity, and uniformity of ripening. Time of planting. Early plantings of non-photoperiod sensitive varieties result in grain ripening during periods of wide day/night temperatures or high daytime temperatures which does…

establishing realistic yield goals

Cheap schemes to increase yield

There are some valid production practices that will add dollars to a farmer’s pocket, and they are cheap. In fact, they cost nothing except for the doing. Crop prices are set, and set low. The only way to make money is to bring the cost of production down. Going cheap doesn’t have to be a…

runoff under low pressure central Pivot irrigation

Runoff under low pressure center Pivot systems

Reduced low pressure center Pivot irrigation systems can use one-third less energy than their high-pressure counterparts. But they also may increase irrigation water runoff and soil erosion unless properly sited and managed, according to a four-year study by the University of Nebraska. The study concluded that reduced low-pressure center Pivots increase the rate that irrigation…