RiceTec plans to hold Arkansas Field Day, Aug. 7, in Harrisburg

RiceTec's new naming system

Jeff Mosley of RiceTec explains the firm’s new naming system for hybrids during a previous Arkansas field day.

RiceTec will show off several new technologies during its Arkansas Field Day, Aug. 7, at the company’s Arkansas Business Center, 15329 Highway 1 in Harrisburg.

The afternoon program will showcase new products RiceTec plans to bring to the market within the next two years. Among those are FullPage hybrids, which have been bred to tolerate IMI herbicides. They will be paired with Adama’s Preface and Postscripts herbicides.

RiceTec also plans to show off two new high-quality hybrids. One has grain quality comparable to Cheniere, a Louisiana State University release known for its low chalk.

The other hybrid has high amylose, which is desirable for the parboiled market. In addition, a medium-grain hybrid, which so far has shown high quality and better yields than Jupiter, will be on display.

RiceTec officials also plan to discuss water-saving practices, such as automated irrigation systems.

The indoor portion of the program will include presentations from rice industry authorities highlighting some of the challenges and successes farmers and the industry are currently balancing.

Registration and vendor exhibits open at 4 p.m., followed by the tour at 4:30 p.m. The indoor program and meal will be at 6:30 p.m.

Vendors include John Deere Financial and other ag lenders; agribusinesses such as ADAMA, Valent, and Valley View Agri-Systems; and industry organizations Ducks Unlimited and USA Rice.

Contact RiceTec with any questions.