New Rice Research Facility To Open In Stuttgart

A lack of rain, and night temperatures can have an impact on the quality of rice at this point in the growing season. A new research greenhouse will be opened Thursday in Stuttgart to study how to deal with this problem, according to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

The $1.88 million 40-feet by 80-feet facility was paid for by the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board.

In 2017, rice growers and other stakeholders came together and decided the problems caused by high night temperatures in rice had to be tackled, rice agronomist Jarrod Hardke said. Researchers will use the greenhouse to breed hybrid and conventional rice that is more tolerant to those conditions.   MORE

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