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AWD Rice

Life After the Flood: Disrupting Rice Farming by Integrating Automated, IoT-Irrigation Technologies into a Low-Water-Use Production System

AWD Rice


In collaboration with the National Center for Alluvial Aquifer, MWRRI scientists are evaluating the incorporation of automated, Internet-of-Things irrigation technologies into a low-water-use rice system in several locations across the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Advancing sustainable irrigated agriculture through the increased adoption of innovative technologies is a core tenet of our effort to preserve ground and surface water.

Period of Performance

August 15, 2022 - August 14, 2025

Funding Agency


Lead Scientist

Drew Gholson