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Variety/Hybrid 2014 Roster

Impressive lineup offered for upcoming growing season

 
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 2014. 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. The charts were provided by Horizon Ag.

Charts

Horizon Ag, LLC
2014 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 and to stagger harvest timing
• Kellogg’s preferred long grain

CL151
• Highest-yielding inbred variety on the market
• 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
• Good grain quality and milling
• 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

 
RiceTec
2014 Conventional Hybrids:

XP760
• Better yield potential over Cheniere and Roy J
• Superior milling yield
• Best available disease package
• Improved grain retention

XP4523
• Better yield potential over Cheniere and Roy J
• Very early maturity
• Improved lodging resistance

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
2014 CLEARFIELD Hybrids:

CLEARFIELD XP4534
• Better yield potential over CL151
• Very early maturity
• Improved lodging resistance

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

For more information about Horizon Ag Clearfield
varieties, please visit: www.horizonseed.com.

For more information about RiceTec hybrids,
please visit www.ricetec.com.


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