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Variety/Hybrid 2013 Roster

Impressive lineup offered for upcoming growing season


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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 2013. 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
2013 Clearfield Varieties:

CL111
• Earliest maturity of any Clearfield variety
• Excellent vigor with high yield potenti al
• Outstanding grain quality and milling
• Ideal for early planting

CL151
• Highest-yielding inbred variety on the market
• Good grain quality and milling
• Susceptible to blast: Not recommended for fields with a history of blast or water issues
• Do not over-fertilize: CL151 uses N very efficiently.
  The NST*R program is recommended where available
  and may help reduce nitrogen input costs and improve
  disease control.

CL152
• Superior lodging resistance
• Quality similar to CL111
• Good seedling vigor and tillering
• Do not over-fertilize: CL152 uses N very efficiently.
  The NST*R program is recommended where available
  and may help reduce nitrogen input costs and improve
  disease control.

CL142-AR
• Excellent yield potenti al
• Excellent vigor and good disease package
• Management practices similar to Wells
• Traditional height: Ideal for use in fields with multiple or stacked levees

CL162
• Excellent seedling vigor
• Ideal on soils with a history of stand problems
• Improved standability
• Good yield potential with large grain size

CL261
• First Clearfield medium grain release
• Good yield potential
• Excellent milling and cooking quality
• Kellogg’s preferred medium grain

 
RiceTec
2013 Conventional Hybrids:

XL723
• Above average milling yield
• Best available disease package
• Three to five days earlier maturing than Cheniere
• Excellent ratoon potential

XL753
• Better yield potential than XL723
• Standard milling yield
• Best available disease package
• Maturity comparable to XL723
• Excellent ratoon potential
• Improved grain retention characteristics over XL723

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


RiceTec
2013 CLEARFIELD Hybrids:

CLEARFIELD XL729
• Standard milling yield
• Best available disease package
• One to three days earlier maturing than CL151
• Excellent ratoon potential
• Newpath, Clearpath and Beyond tolerant

CLEARFIELD XL745
• Above average milling yield
• Best available disease package
• Three to five days earlier maturing than CL151
• Excellent ratoon potential
• Newpath, Clearpath and Beyond tolerant
• Improved grain retention characteristics compared to Clearfield XL729

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


RiceTec
2013 Specialty Hybrids Being Sold
Under Identity Preservation (IP) Agreements:

XP4523
• A conventional semi-dwarf hybrid rice
• Yield similar to XL723
• Five to seven days earlier in maturity than XL723
• Increased grain retention
• Excellent lodging resistance
• Excellent field tolerance to blast
• Exceptional ratoon potential and ratoon possibilities in the Mid-South because of earliness

CLEARFIELD XP4534
• A Clearfield semi-dwarf hybrid rice
• Three percent higher average yield than Clearfield XL745
• Five to seven days earlier in maturity than Clearfield XL745
• Similar grain retention
• Much improved lodging resistance
• Excellent field tolerance to blast
• Exceptional ratoon potential and ratoon possibilities in the Mid-South because of earliness

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