Rice Farming TV Episodes

 

Live in Studio from Nashville, Tennessee Y’all!

Talking California rice live in studio at the RFD-TV headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee! Watch the live interview here:

We had such a great time in Nashville. What a fun city! Thank you to all the staff at RFD-TV for the great travel tips. Highlights: eating at Hattie B’s Chicken, Sushi PM and Burger Up. Visiting Centennial Park, River Front Park and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

I definitely recommend staying at the Hotel Thompson downtown. It’s a 5 star hotel and worth every penny (but also reasonably priced).

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My New Autonomous Agriculture Drone!

This autonomous agriculture drone can spray herbicides and pesticides to any crops, but it’s amazing seeing it over the rice fields. With a mobile base station and monitor you only need to select your input area, speed and volume and let the drone to the rest.

Rice Farming TV- Kids Ask how Rice is Grown!

The California rice production process is quite complicated but these kids are asking all the right questions. Through Learn About Ag: California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) I was put in contact with a third grade class in Sacramento who were very eager to learn about how rice is grown in the USA. During my visit to their school they had excellent questions about the growing process, harvest, animals, weeds and had all kinds of intelligent thoughts. So much so that I wanted to share them with you.

I hope you enjoy spending time with these kids as much as I did.

Rice Farming TV- Yamaha RMAX Agricultural Drone!

The Yamaha RMAX unmanned helicopters are designed for a wide range of industrial and research applications. In today’s demonstration we will witness the agricultural drone apply herbicide to a rice field. This may be a huge step forward in precision agriculture!

The event was hosted at the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs, California. The RMAX helicopter drone applied the herbicide over a 10 acre plot of rice.

Other agricultural uses for the RMAX unmanned arial vehicle include spraying, seeding, remote sensing, precision agriculture, frost mitigation and variable rate dispersal.

Rice Farming TV – Herbicide Weed Control and the TRUTH

Spraying herbicides as weed control is a very controversial subject so I took great care filming this episode of Rice Farming TV. Working within the agriculture industry this information is obvious to me. I do know though that consumers have been made to fear their food because of herbicides and pesticides. There’s no reason for it. Conventionally grown food is safe and its due to great over-sight, restrictions, guidelines, testing and a whole lot more factors. I hope this episode is able to shed a little light on the touchy subject.

A special thanks to my two favorite Pest Control Advisors (PCAs) here in Butte County: Kevin and Joe. They help me out in the fields and consulted me on this episode. I wanted to make sure I got everything right and fair.

Rice Farming TV

Learn how to cook perfect, delicious rice in this tutorial. You’ll also learn the difference between white rice and brown rice. Watch how paddy rice is milled down for consumption.

Take 1 portion rice to two portions water plus your seasoning–bring to a boil in your pot or rice cooker. When the water has finished boiling off your rice is ready. Really, it’s that simple to cook rice. There’s really no secret.

Me being a rice farmer I have a nice advantage that I have access to a small milling machine and can have freshly milled rice.