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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!

planting

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 »

Financing Programs Give Farmers Choices to Manage Cash Flow, Profitability

Horizon Ag and BASF are partnering to offer rice farmers a new 0% APR financing program, provided through Rabo AgriFinance, for Clearfield® and Provisia® varieties and certain BASF crop protection product purchases for the 2019 cropping season. The Rabo AgriFinance financing program is in addition to a previously announced 0% APR program on Horizon Ag varieties and BASF crop protection ... Read More »

Finance Options Help Rice Farmers Manage for Improved Profitability

Rice farmers looking for ways to strengthen their cash flow and financing outlook in 2019, and improve their profitability potential, now have two financing options when purchasing proven Clearfield® and Provisia® rice varieties from Horizon Ag. The latest offer, reflecting the close partnership between BASF and Horizon Ag, is for 0% APR financing for Clearfield and Provisia rice varieties, along ... Read More »

Boosting Profitability Should Be Goal as Rice Farmers Plan for 2019 Season

Providing Southern rice farmers with the best chance to make the most money from their crop, year in and year out, is a mission that seed provider Horizon Ag takes seriously. It’s a commitment driven by a vision for a sustainable U.S. rice industry today and for the future and for successful, productive and profitable farmer customers. “Everything we do, ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter releases 2018 rice variety survey results

cart in a rice field

Dustin  Harrell, Louisiana State University AgCenter agronomist and Extension rice specialist, has released a detailed compilation of the varieties and hybrids planted and grown in the state during the 2018 season. New to this year’s data are water management practices, including furrow-irrigated race and alternate wetting and drying. Harrell was helped in this monumental effort by Extension agents in rice-producing ... Read More »