Study of the Characteristics of Rice Fields in the United States
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The over-all purpose of this study is to determine seasonal characteristics of rice fields, pertinent to military operations, in several locations in the United States. The specific objectives of the field trips reported herein were to a Collect data during the peak of the wet season in selected areas of the Mississippi Valley rice lands to 1 determine maximum moisture conditions produced by natural wetting and 2 delineate the trafficability characteristics of the soils. b Measure vegetation and terrain geometry of rice-field surfaces. c Obtain information on the cultural practices used in the U. S. rice lands. d Determine what information is presently available on rice lands, such as soil maps, weather records, aerial photographs, cultural practices.
- Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
- Soil Mechanics
- Surface Transportation and Equipment