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Plastic rice levees: Shown economically feasible

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D. C. Lewis, University of California
V. H. Scott, U.C. Davis
K. E. Mueller, Butte County
K. L. Viste, U.C. Davis
A. F. Babb, U.C. Davis
D. R. Fox, University of California

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California Agriculture 16(3):8-10.

Published March 01, 1962

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Despite higher annual installation costs, benefits from use of plastic levees for rice production can result in earnings of about one and a half times the extra cost, as compared with soil levees. Increased yields per acre result from production on land otherwise taken up by soil levees. Savings in time, labor and machinery are possible in tillage and harvesting operations. Plastic levees also permit a more rapid harvest so that problems with early fall rains are minimized. Photo to left shows completed plastic rice levee with upper check flooded.

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Plastic rice levees: Shown economically feasible

D. C. Lewis, V. H. Scott, K. E. Mueller, K. L. Viste, A. F. Babb, D. R. Fox
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Plastic rice levees: Shown economically feasible

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

D. C. Lewis, University of California
V. H. Scott, U.C. Davis
K. E. Mueller, Butte County
K. L. Viste, U.C. Davis
A. F. Babb, U.C. Davis
D. R. Fox, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 16(3):8-10.

Published March 01, 1962

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Despite higher annual installation costs, benefits from use of plastic levees for rice production can result in earnings of about one and a half times the extra cost, as compared with soil levees. Increased yields per acre result from production on land otherwise taken up by soil levees. Savings in time, labor and machinery are possible in tillage and harvesting operations. Plastic levees also permit a more rapid harvest so that problems with early fall rains are minimized. Photo to left shows completed plastic rice levee with upper check flooded.

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