Muddy water in rice (November 1988)
This IREC Farmers Newsletter article presents information on the management of muddy water. The article provide information on soil, management, contributing factors including cold weather, infertility situations, variety, ducks, seed rate, leaf miner, deep water on poor layout, blood worm. The article also presents information on the effects of muddy water and management option to over come it. Changes in chemical nature of soil, increase in organic matter levels and avoid over cultivation are also discussed. The article concludes that by far the best approach will better increase organic matter levels by more productive pasture. The use of gypsum early in the pasture phase is also an option to ensure good establishment of pastures and so improve organic matter levels.