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Variety/Hybrid Roster For 2010
Impressive line-up offered for planting

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It goes without saying that variety/hybrid selection is one of the most important production decisions a rice farmer has to make during the winter planning time. Following are quite a few offerings for 2010. Consider your farm field-by-field when making your choices for the upcoming season.

Horizon Ag, LLC
2010 CLEARFIELD Varieties:

CL111
• Latest release from LSU
• Earliest maturity of all Clearfield varieties
• Excellent vigor with high-yield potential
• Outstanding grain quality and milling
• Ideal for ratoon cropping

CL142-AR
• Traditional height (taller) variety for areas with high levees
• Excellent vigor and tillering
• Outstanding yield potential
• Large kernel size which is ideal for parboiling market

CL181-AR
• Semi-dwarf variety with outstanding vigor
• Early indications show good disease package
• Excellent yield potential
• Great milling and grain quality

CL261
• First Clearfield medium grain release from LSU
• Preliminary evaluations indicate good disease package
• Outstanding yield potential
• Excellent milling and cooking quality

CL131
• Very early maturity
• True semi-dwarf with superior lodging resistance
• High Newpath and Beyond tolerance
• Milling quality comparable to CL161
• Consistent yield and milling

CL151
• Early maturity
• Good disease package
• Excellent Newpath and Beyond application flexibility
• Superior yield potential
• Good grain quality and excellent milling

CL161
• Set the standard for Clearfield rice seed technology
• Proven reliability across the southern rice belt
• Cypress characteristics – a plus at harvest
• Excellent milling and grain quality
• High Newpath and Beyond tolerance

CL171-AR
• First University of Arkansas Clearfield release
• Wells and CL161 parentage
• Newpath and Beyond tolerance comparable to CL161
• Excellent lodging resistance
• Excellent milling and grain quality
 

RiceTec 2010 Hybrids:

Clearfield XL745
• Newest Clearfield hybrid
• Excellent hybrid grain yield
• Four percent higher yield than best-of-class commercial hybrids in RiceTec research trials
• Tested extensively in 2007
• Improved grain retention
• Standard milling yield
• Best available disease tolerance package
• Reaches maturity 5-6 days earlier than CL161
• Excellent ratoon yield potential – Ratoon refers to new shoots that grow from the stubble of harvested plants that may bear grains. This allows farmers to get more than one crop before replanting.
• Competitive product positioning against any traditional variety
• Best geographic positioning – Largest yield advantage in the Gulf Coast is in southern Louisiana

 
Arkansas high-yielding rice line considered for release in 2010
 

The experimental line RU0801076 is being considered for release to qualified seed growers for the summer of 2010.

It is a high-yielding long-grain rice variety derived from crosses between the following parents: LaGrue, Katy, Starbonnet, Newbonnet, a mutation line from Bonnet 73, Lemont, Lebonnet, CI 9902, Dawn and CI9695 (number 20001692) made at the Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart, Ark., in 2000.

RU0801076 has excellent rough rice yields with good milling yields. The preliminary (one location still remained in the field when this was written) three-year mean for 2007-09 from the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials for RU0801076 is 191 bu/A compared to Wells, Francis, Taggart and RTXL 723 at 176, 178, 179 and 186 bu/A, respectively.

The two-year mean (2007-08) for milling yield (head rice:total rice) is 57:70 for RU0801076 compared to Wells, Francis, Taggart and RTXL 723 at 51:71, 57:71, 54:71 and 57:71, respectively.

RU0801076 has excellent straw strength even though it is two inches taller than Wells. Lodging over the years has been minimal. Even when tropical storm force winds caused most of the varieties to lodge in northern Arkansas in 2008, RU0801076 was still standing in all but one plot, which was pushed over by the neighboring plot.

Source: Karen Moldenhauer, University of Arkansas, Rice Industry Chair for Variety Development and Professor of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences.

Clearfield XL729
• Premier Clearfield hybrid
• Excellent hybrid grain yield
• 26 percent higher yield than Clearfield conventional varieties in 44 university head-to-head comparisons in the Coastal Region
• Economic advantage over Clearfield varieties 100 percent of time with an average advantage of 12.4 barrels per acre
• A grain advantage of 2.75 barrels per acre represents economic breakeven
• Standard milling yield
• Best available disease tolerance package
• Reaches maturity 1-3 days earlier than Clearfield varieties
• Excellent ratoon yield potential – ratoon refers to new shoots that grow from the stubble of harvested plants that may bear grains. This allows farmers to get more than one crop before replanting.
• Competitive product positioning against any Clearfield variety
• Best geographic positioning – Largest yield advantage in southern Louisiana in Coastal Area
• Newpath and Clearpath tolerant

Clearfield XP746
• Proven to be another high-performing RiceTec hybrid
• Disease package equal to that of other Clearfield hybrids
• Milling yields have shown to be as good as or better than the current leading hybrids and are expected to be in line with some of the higher-milling varieties
• Expect a yield advantage and standability in the same range as Clearfield XL729
• Very easy to thresh and should be harvested as soon as grain moisture reaches acceptable levels to minimize grain loss

XL723
• Premier traditional hybrid
• Excellent hybrid grain yield in 2004-06 university trials
• 27.4 percent higher yield than standard commercial varieties in 268 university head-to-head comparisons in Coastal Region
• Economic advantage over standard varieties 94 percent of the time with an average advantage of 13.2 barrels per acre
• A grain advantage of 3.5 barrels per acre represents economic breakeven
• Standard milling yield
• Best available disease tolerance package
• Three to four days earlier than Cocodrie
• Excellent ratoon yield potential
• Competitive product positioning against any traditional variety

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