Engineers Work With Arkansas Farmers to Develop Sustainable Rice Production

University of Arkansas | October 09, 2019

University of Arkansas engineers are working with Arkansas farmers to develop more sustainable methods for growing rice that increase production and reduce the demand for water. Benjamin Runkle, assistant professor of biological engineering, and Chris Isbell, a rice farmer in Humnoke, are working together to develop more effective rice production techniques to reduce water use on the Isbell family farm. What they’re learning can be translated to farmers across the state and around the world, conserving water and protecting the environment. Arkansas is the nation’s top producer of rice, harvesting more than 9 billion pounds each year.

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