Industry News

UArk releases updated 2021 weed, insect and disease management guides

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New editions of the most widely used publications from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are now available and offer the latest research-based recommendations for managing insects, weeds and diseases in row crop agriculture, as well as in fruit, vegetable and garden production. The 2021 publications include: • MP44 — Recommended Chemicals for Weed and Brush Control. • ... Read More »

New GSI storage bin dealership opens in Jonesboro, Arkansas

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A new GSI dealership, Innovative Grain Systems, has opened in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to serve farmers in a 300-mile radius and commercial grain operations throughout the Mid-South Innovative Grain Systems offers a full line of steel grain storage bins, hopper tanks, high-efficiency dryers and grain handling accessories from GSI, an Agco brand, according to a news release. The dealership management team ... Read More »

2021 Seed Guide

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The challenges growers faced in 2020, including multiple tropical storms and hurricanes as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, seemed to never end. Harvest for many was a challenge, to say the least. With the 2020 season in your rearview mirror, take time to catch your breath, say good riddance to the year, and review which cultivars performed well and which ... Read More »

Horizon Ag, BASF again team on 0% APR financial programs

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Once again, Horizon Ag and BASF, in association with John Deere Financial and Rabo AgriFinance, are offering rice farmers two 0% APR financial programs for seed and crop protection products for the 2021 season. “Having the ability to secure 0% financing for seed and herbicide products is not just a good deal for farmers who need the financing for that ... Read More »

Arkansas Crop Protection Conference moves online Dec. 1-2

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An annual conference offering expert insights into managing weed, insect and disease pests in Arkansas crops is moving online. The Arkansas Crop Protection Conference is scheduled for Dec. 1-2 and will feature 22 presentations geared toward growers, consultants and other industry representatives. For crop consultants, the conference carries six continuing education credits. There’s no cost to attend, and participants must ... Read More »

Dustin Harrell named resident coordinator of LSU’s Crowley rice station

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• By Bruce Schultz • Dustin Harrell will become the next resident coordinator of the Louisiana State University AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station on Feb. 1, replacing Don Groth, who is retiring at the end of January. Mike Salassi, AgCenter program leader for plant and animal sciences, made the announcement at the Louisiana Rice Research Board meeting Nov. ... Read More »

Louisiana Ag Hall of Distinction seeks nominations for 2021 inductees

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The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is now accepting nominations for its annual induction ceremony, which will be held March 4, 2021, in Baton Rouge. The nomination form can be obtained online at www.louisianaagriculturehallofdistinction.com or through any parish LSU AgCenter office. The deadline for receiving nominations is Dec. 1. The Hall of Distinction is a program of the Louisiana Radio ... Read More »

USA Rice seeks nominations for annual sustainability award

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• By Lydia Holmes • While this year may look very different in many ways, the sustainability efforts of the U.S. rice industry continue with renewed commitment. Take time to recognize the crop’s unique environmental qualities and the diligent men and women who improve rice’s sustainability every day by nominating them for the 2020 USA Rice Sustainability Award. The annual ... Read More »

RiceTec keeps hybrid focus but adds varieties

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• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • RiceTec is expanding its portfolio to include inbred rice lines – commonly called varieties — but the Alvin, Texas-based company plans to continue focusing on its core offerings of rice hybrids. The first varieties could be on the market as early as 2022, depending on how they perform in university and company field trials. ... Read More »

Valent USA launches seed treatment package featuring Zeltera fungicide

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Valent U.S.A. has launched the Zeltera Rice System, a seed treatment package that offers both above- and below-ground protection for rice seeds in the South and Mid-South production regions. A key to the program is the new Indiflin branded fungicide, which contains the active ingredient, inpyrfluxam. Recently registered by the Environmental Protection Agency, inpyrfluxam targets Rhizoctonia solani, including strobilurin-resistant strains. ... Read More »