Treating Rice Like It is Corn
8 May 234 min 57 sec

Rice has never been something that Matt has micromanaged until he started growing row rice. The Row Rice allows him to get into the field with a ground rig and apply micronutrients that he has never applied before. 

00:00 Hi guys, Matt miles here today standing in our Rice Field our row Rice Field, you know, a lot of people with extreme AG have questions about rice and and even 00:10 more questions about row rice. We're actually standing in our agric liquid Supply, you know, we've decided to start treating this rice kind of like we do 00:20 corn, you know, we're starting to pay attention to micro nutrients. And I just thought about the micro. So as we got into the corn and 00:27 beans it started doing that now we're starting to do it in rice and this is it. We're standing in our agricults now, which is 00:33 a we did a pre I guess you would call it when we put our pre out for weight control. We put some micronutrients out here to you know to see what goes 00:42 on so I'm really excited about seeing what goes on with this rice we're able to do this a little better in the row rise 00:49 because we can do it with our sprayers and I'll explain that more as we look but we can actually take our sprayers and running this road race 00:55 a lot where our zero grade or Contour levies, you know, you have to do most everything with an airplane and you know, like in our zero grade rice we get about 45 01:04 dry days a year. So we don't have the opportunity to try some of the things we're going to travel with Agra liquids this year and our plates but it's gonna be a pretty cool research plot. 01:14 We've got half this field with three different type of applications in there in their plot plus just grow our standard practice. We're off to a pretty good start we planted this 01:23 this Send Raptor at the first of April. It's too late for ice. We got we've got repetitive rains on it. We've actually had too much rain for other crops. But rice 01:34 is something that takes water pretty good as long as it's not standing on it. So, you know that the lemonade 01:40 in all this rain we've had as we got a pretty good looking rice crop. So we're excited about that excited about the lab putting all 01:47 these things together in a puzzle. You know, we're in the 180 to 210 dry bushel 01:53 yield on Rice most years some of these new technologies. We're having to use control red rice, you know, as is knocked our five-year average back some but 02:03 we have to have that that technology for the weed control mainly mainly volunteer rice and red rice but having 02:10 said that this is a good hybrid we have out here very high yield or very high Miller. We're extremely excited about the yield potential that we could get 02:20 on this rice by adding the micro nutrients at the right times. And and you know some biology out here some different things we 02:27 can do. You know, we're gonna we're gonna do it as a positive Roi but we're also going to pay attention to this rice just like we would a corn crop and try to get maximum yields 02:36 for maximal maximum Roi. So as you see behind me, you know, this kind of looks rough for the first I don't know 40 yards out here. 02:46 25 38 yards. I'm a bow hunter so we'll go with 39 yards. So 39 yards out here. perfect bow shot 02:56 You see it's kind of you. See it's kind of rough. Looking what that is is. We went in here no till this rice. And the reason why is we won't when we're 03:03 fur irrigating Corner beans or cotton. We want a fairly High bed to give that rice that I mean to give that water a distinct place to go down the middle with row 03:13 rice. We kind of wanted to be sloppy. You know, Ro rice is something new. We don't have to keep this flooded now, we'll put boards on 03:22 the drainage pipes on the back end. We'll keep about a third of it flooded got to be cute too careful not to get the water too high you get 03:29 the water too high on the rise and it'll fall over and it it's it's a train wreck. So where you see it's kind of ugly here is where 03:35 we come in here with our Cup. This is straight up cultivator like old school and we plowed out 39 yards to 03:42 so the water has a good place to take off. You see the pie five down here with me, you know below me we've already laid that out. We thought we were gonna have to flush now the difference 03:51 also in irrigating the rice and irrigating the corn and beans we use a program called pipe planner, which is the best utilization, you know. 03:59 Sustainability practice to to use the least amount of water. You can in the most conservative way if we're watering this and soybeans we're going to want a bigger hole 04:09 as we can punch. We're going to want to get it out in less than 24 hours and we want to move on to the next set with the row 04:15 rise. We're gonna punch a small hole. We don't care if it takes three days four days to get it out because rice can stand water. So there's a lot of advantages to the row rice. 04:25 Do we use less water than we do on the Zero. No, do we use less water than we do on Contour levies, you know, that's still kind of open the air but we feel like we do with 04:34 some of the conservation water practices that we use. So that's that's kind of the scoop on the road rice. You 04:41 can see as you get behind that 39 yards as a bow hunter 39 yards, then you start seeing the more shallow middle, but we've got a really good start here and we're 04:50 really excited about what we see.

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