Industry News

RiceTec shows off FullPage, other hybrids in the pipeline

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• By Vicky Boyd Editor • With Canada‘s recent approval, RiceTec is set to launch its FullPage herbicide-tolerant rice system for the 2020 season. The Alvin, Texas, hybrid rice developer showed off two new FullPage hybrids as well as a new medium-grain conventional hybrid and other experimental products at its recent Arkansas field day in Harrisburg. For 2020, RiceTec will ... Read More »

USDA releases MFP payment information

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a county Market Facilitation Program payment schedule for growers with commodities that have been affected by foreign retaliatory tariffs. The assistance covers specialty crops, non-specialty crops, dairy and hogs. The rates range from $15 to $150 per acre, depending on the impact the tariffs have had on that particular county. They are the ... Read More »

Aug. 8 Pine Tree Field Day features comprehensive soy, rice tours

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Soybean seeding rates, effects of urea application on soy protein concentration and how drones are used in multiple inlet irrigation in rice are among the topics included in the tours set for the Aug. 8 field day at the Pine Tree Research Station. “We are offering two very comprehensive tours, one each for soybean and rice,” said Shawn Clark, director ... Read More »

Mark your calendars for the Arkansas Rice Field Day, Aug. 2, in Stuttgart

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Weed management, furrow irrigation and drone use in agriculture are all on the agenda Aug. 2 for the annual Rice Field Day being hosted by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart. “We are packing a lot of tech and research updates into our two, two-hour tours this year,” said ... Read More »

Learn more about rice at Arkansas’ Rice College, Aug. 1

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The University of Arkansas will hold a half-day rice college, Aug. 1, at the Rice Research & Extension Center in Stuttgart. Among the highlights are: • Crop consultants, industry personnel and producers will see current research on many of the production challenges Arkansas rice producers are experiencing today. • Presentations from University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture personnel and ... Read More »

Rice Foundation seeks applicants for 2020 Rice Leadership Program

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The Rice Foundation is accepting applications for the 2020 Rice Leadership Development Program. Rice producers or industry-related professionals between the ages of 25 and 45 are eligible to apply for the program. The application deadline is Sept. 20. The Rice Leadership Development Program provides a comprehensive understanding of the rice industry, with an emphasis on personal development and communication skills. ... Read More »

UC hosts free weedy rice workshop, Aug. 1

The University of California Cooperative Extension will host a free weedy rice workshop, from 10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 1, at the Colusa Casino Chairman’s Room in Colusa. Weedy rice, an all-inclusive term for red rice and undesirable outcrossings, was confirmed in about six California rice fields in 2003. By 2016, it had exploded and had been found in about 60 fields ... Read More »

Horizon Ag plans Arkansas field day for Aug. 13

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The 2019 Horizon Ag Arkansas Field Day, featuring CLM04 and CLL15, two new Clearfield rice varieties developed by the University of Arkansas, will be held Aug. 13 at Coleman Farms near Jonesboro, Arkansas. Attendees also will have a chance to see and hear how the Provisia Rice System, with varieties PVL01 and the new PVL02, is enabling farmers to effectively ... Read More »

RiceTec to highlight hybrid advances at Arkansas field day

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RiceTec plans to shot off its new herbicide-tolerant products, the FullPage Rice Cropping Solution, at its Arkansas field day, Aug. 6, in Harrisburg. FullPage hybrids are paired with Preface and Postscript herbicides from Adama. Both are IMI herbicides labeled only for use with FullPage hybrids. Field day speakers also will discuss irrigation management. As a tradition at field day, the ... Read More »

July 18 Rohwer Field Day to feature rice fertility management

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Better ways to manage weeds, soil fertility and learning the latest in variety breeding and testing are part of the wide-ranging agenda at the July 18 Row Crops Field Day at the Rohwer Research Station. This event, the first of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station’s row crop field days, will feature a lineup of University of Arkansas System Division of ... Read More »