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New Horizon Ag Rice Varieties Improve Performance, ROI

With new Clearfield® rice varieties that challenge hybrid yields at a lower cost than hybrid seed, and the latest Provisia® variety to control weedy rice and herbicide-resistant red rice, Horizon Ag varieties are uniquely positioned to help rice producers improve performance and their bottom line in 2021. “Rice farmers have a lot to consider when it comes to planting next ... 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 »

Composite board makers look for greener production methods

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Composite binders are important materials used in furniture, flooring and other consumer products, but they can pose health hazards. Now, Purdue University researchers have developed a lower-cost, sustainable and greener method for producing composite boards – a method that is already seeing growing support from major industry players. Fabrication of many composite boards requires the use of formaldehyde-based resin binders ... Read More »

Dr. Merle Anders honored with 2020 Field to Market Spotlight recognition

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• By Lydia Holmes • Dr. Merle Anders was honored recently as part of Field to Market’s 2020 Trusted Adviser Spotlight Series, recognizing his outstanding leadership in implementing innovative approaches to scale sustainable agriculture. Through his role with the USA Rice/Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership and his work as an independent crop consultant, Anders supports rice farmers across Arkansas in ... Read More »

New year, new varieties

M-211 medium grain

California releases a premium Calrose medium grain and a high-yielding long grain. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • The California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation Inc. has approved the release of two new varieties from the Rice Experiment Station. The medium-grain M-211 and long-grain L-208 will be sold for seed production this season and available commercially for growers for the 2021 ... Read More »

Don’t guess. Soil test!

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There are several nutrients we should pay close attention to when it comes to rice production. Along with nitrogen, the most important nutrients to monitor include phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and zinc. When I make farm visits to evaluate nutrient problems, the culprit is generally one of these five. Visual observation of nutrient deficiency symptoms is one tool used to diagnose ... Read More »

Lower Prices, Financing and New Varieties Set Stage for 2020 Season

Rice farmers finalizing plans for 2020 planting should be aware of some exciting developments from Horizon Ag that can positively impact productivity and improve their bottom line, including price reductions for many popular varieties, a financing program and the availability of new, high-performing varieties. “We’re excited to offer some great new opportunities for rice farmers that will pay immediate dividends ... Read More »

Horizon Ag Varieties Offer Advantages for 2020 Season

As the 2020 rice planting season approaches, farmers will again be faced with the opportunity to select the best seed adapted for their region and growing conditions, with the potential to return the greatest profit. Factors like seed emergence, weed control, disease resistance, yield potential and quality all are critical. Horizon Ag rice varieties, fortunately, check all those boxes. “It ... Read More »