2002-20012: No-till and limited tillage – planted
flat – side inlet irrigation.
Fall 2008: used disk harrow to get rid of field
ruts and levees.
Spring 2012: field cultivator, land plane, and pipe
drag used to smooth levees and ruts.
Conservation Plan for the field is: (1) Crop
Rotation (2) Water Conservation
Conservation Demonstrated: (1) Water usage on
no-till rice vs. conventional rice
(2) Use of side inlet irrigation
Between fields 4 & 6 – the drainage ditch has
aquatic vegetation growing to trap sediment. ARS has monitors along the
ditch to check amount of sediment trapped.