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Horizon Ag plans 2 Arkansas field days in August for convenience

Horizon Ag Arkansas field day
Attendees at a previous Horizon Ag Arkansas rice field day — photo courtesy USA Rice

Delta rice farmers will have two opportunities to see the latest Clearfield and Provisia varieties from Horizon Ag at separate field days in Arkansas in August.

The first will be held on Aug. 4 at the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center, 2900 AR-130 near Stuttgart. The second is Aug. 12 in Jonesboro at Coleman Farms, located off County Road 448.

Both begin at 5 p.m. and include guest speakers and dinner.

“Having two field days in different locations this year should enable farmers to pick the one that works best or is more convenient for them,” said Dr. Tim Walker, Horizon Ag general manager. “We’re very excited that we get to see our customers and business partners across the region in person this summer after COVID-19 led to the cancellation of last year’s events. We have some great things to show and talk about, like Clearfield variety CLL16, which was first available for commercial planting this year, and the new Provisia variety PVL03.”

A long-grain Clearfield rice variety developed by the University of Arkansas, CLL16 has shown excellent rough rice yields, averaging higher than Diamond in university tests. Its performance consistency, high milling quality and strong blast resistance made CLL16 the complete package for many rice farmers as they selected seed for 2021.

PVL03, the newest variety for the Provisia Rice System, was only available for seed production in 2021 but should be in better supply for planting in 2022.

PVL03 is a long-grain rice with very good yield potential, milling and grain appearance, along with blast resistance. The Provisia rice system is paired with Provisia herbicide from BASF.

For more information about the field days, please call Horizon Ag at 866-237-6167.

Horizon Ag contributed information for this article.

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