Valley Irrigation Granted Rice Production Process Patent
“We at Valley Irrigation pursued this process patent to demonstrate our commitment to successfully using center pivots, linears, and corner machines for the production of rice, beyond just selling product,” said Jake LaRue, Director of Product Development and Support. “With this process patent, we not only help growers be more successful and profitable, but also create a way for rice to be grown in a more environmentally friendly manner, by conserving water and other resources.”
Through a project called Circles for Rice, Valley Irrigation has been conducting commercial research on rice production under center pivots, linears, and corner machines since 2008. Both research and field trials have been, and continue to be, conducted in an effort to conserve resources and farm inputs, increase grower profitability, and produce food for the world’s growing population. Throughout the years, Valley Irrigation has supported over 30 commercial rice fields worldwide.
More information on the project, as well as a royalty free licensed copy of the Valley Irrigation Circles for Rice Production Guide, can be found on www.CirclesForRice.com.