MEMPHIS, TN – A new webinar series focused on the impressive sustainability record of the U.S. rice industry continues tomorrow at 12:00 noon EST. The webinars are an extension of the work done around the U.S. Rice Industry Sustainability Report, and are open to anyone interested in learning about rice sustainability efforts and practices.
The second in the four-part series, hosted by the American Society of Agronomy and sponsored by The Rice Foundation and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, is titled, “Water Use in Rice: The Efficiency Win-Win.”
Tomorrow’s webinar speakers include Dr. Michele Reba, research hydrologist and lead scientist with the Delta Water Management Research Unit, USDA-ARS; Scott Matthews, a rice farmer from Wiener, Arkansas; and Christian Richard, a rice farmer from Kaplan, Louisiana.
"These webinars are a good opportunity to go more in depth on a topic like new irrigation practices than we were able to in the Sustainability Report,” said Dr. Steve Linscombe, director of The Rice Foundation. “Since these are recorded, anyone who registers online can watch the webinar on their own schedule."
Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for this webinar although you do not have to be a certified crop advisor or professional agronomist to sign up.