Rice Irrigation Options
It's time for a change. Traditionally, farmers use flood irrigation to grow rice, a method that requires a huge amount of water. While this practice has proven successful for centuries, growers like you are continuously looking for ways to become more profitable in crop production.
Center Pivots and Linear Irrigation Systems Provide Modern, Water-saving Rice Farming Techniques
In 2007, we began our rice irrigation program. Research by Valley® Irrigation and our various partners focused on two distinct groups of farmers looking for more profitable rice production through center pivots and linears: (1) traditional rice growers who want to conserve water and decrease flood costs, and (2) first-time rice growers looking for a profitable rotational crop that can be grown on a non-traditional rice field.
We've gathered the benefits, research and other information here to help you make the transition to more efficient and profitable rice production. Crop insurance is now available for the practice of growing sprinkler-irrigated rice. This and flooded rice are the only two irrigation methods covered for rice production.