RiceTec is committed to partnering with growers to help them maximize sustainability efforts in their farming operations. Ultimately, the benefits of sustainability lead to increased profitability.  The sustainability benefits of planting RiceTec seed are good for the environment in the following ways:

  • More efficient use of the land – produces the same amount of grain on 15%-20% less land
  • 15%-20% higher nitrogen use efficiency
  • Generates 36% fewer greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduces water usage by up to 30%
  • Reduces pesticide use due to natural resistance to insect and plant disease

RiceTec is happy to show you how to maximize your sustainability efforts by implementing best practices under our SmartRice® program. The practices include:

  • Precision Leveling
    • Precision leveling of the soil significantly reduces water usage
  • Water Use
    • Tail Water Recovery
    • Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD)
    • Sprinkler irrigation
  • No Till or Minimum Till
    • Minimizes erosion
    • Minimizes fuel consumption and emissions (as many as 7 Tractor passes eliminated)
    • Enhanced water quality
    • Made possible through precision grading and good water control
  • Pest Resistance
    • Host plant resistance to common rice pests reduces pesticide need and use
  • Nutrient Management
    • Cultivar selection for nitrogen efficiency
    • No more than 150 units of N per acre (GHG Standards)
    • Grid sampling
    • Precision, variable-rate nutrient application
  • Wildlife Management
    • Increased waterfowl habitat through precision grading and water control structures

To learn more about RiceTec’s commitment to sustainability and how we can improve your efforts with our seed, please contact your local representative.