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Variety/Hybrid 2011 Roster

Impressive line-up offered for upcoming growing season

By Carroll Smith
Editor
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It goes without saying that variety/hybrid selection is one of the most important decisions that a rice farmer has to make during the winter planning time. Following are quite a few offerings for 2011. Consider your farm field-by-field when making choices for the upcoming season. The following information about these rice varieties/hybrids and their characteristics was provided by Horizon Ag, LLC and RiceTec.

Horizon Ag, LLC
2011 CLEARFIELD Varieties:

CL111
• Earliest maturity of any CLEARFIELD variety
• Excellent vigor with high-yield potential
• Outstanding grain quality and milling

CL131
• Very early maturity
• True semi-dwarf with superior lodging resistance
• Excellent milling with consistent yield

CL142-AR
• Excellent yield potential
• Traditional height
• Excellent vigor and good disease package

CL151
• Superior yield potential
• Good disease package
• Good grain quality and milling

CL161
• Proven reliability across the Southern rice belt
• Cypress characteristics – a plus at harvest
• Excellent milling and grain quality

CL181-AR
• Semi-dwarf variety with outstanding vigor
• Excellent yield potential
• Good milling and grain quality

CL261
• First CLEARFIELD medium grain release
• Good yield potential
• Excellent milling and cooking quality


RiceTec 2011 Hybrids:

XP753
• Similar yield potential to XL723
• Standard milling yield
• Best available disease package
• Maturity comparable to XL723
• Excellent ratoon potential
• Improved grain retention characteristics over XL723

XL723
• Twenty-four percent yield advantage in seven years of head-to-head yield trials when compared to standard variety Cheniere. Yield wins 91 percent of the time, and net
revenue wins 83 percent of the time.*
• Above average milling yield
• Best available disease package
• 3-5 days earlier than Cheniere
• Excellent ratoon potential

XP754
• Similar yield potential to XL723
• Standard milling yield
• Best available disease package
• Higher sheath blight tolerance than previous hybrids
• Maturity of 7-10 days later than XL723
• Improved grain retention characteristics, similar to current standard varieties

Clearfield XP756
• Similar yield potential to CLEARFIELD XL729
• Standard milling yield
• Best available disease package
• Higher sheath blight tolerance than previous hybrids
• 5-7 days later maturing than CLEARFIELD XL729
• Newpath, Clearpath and Beyond tolerant
• Improved grain retention characteristics compared to CLEARFIELD XL745

Clearfield XL729
• Twenty-one percent average yield advantage in five years of head-to-head yield trials when compared to CLEARFIELD variety CL151. Yield wins 91 percent of the time, and net revenue wins 83 percent of the time.*
• Standard milling yield
• Best available disease package
• 1-3 days earlier maturing than CL151
• Excellent ratoon potential
• Newpath, Clearpath and Beyond tolerant

Clearfield XL745
• Twenty-three percent average yield advantage in four years of head-to-head yield trials when compared to CLEARFIELD variety CL151. Yield wins 95 percent of the time, and net revenue wins 88 percent of the time.*
• Above average milling yield
• Best available disease package
• 3-5 days earlier maturing than CL151
• Excellent ratoon potential
• Newpath, Clearpath and Beyond tolerant
• Improved grain retention characteristics compared to CLEARFIELD XL729

* Data based on grain price of $10.50 per cwt, and CLEARFIELD XL745 seed price of $132 per acre. Data set current as of Oct. 5, 2010.

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