Horizon Ag plans Arkansas field day for Aug. 13

Horizon Ag Arkansas field day

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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 clean up costly weedy rice fields throughout the region.

Horizon Ag varieties CLM04 and CLL15, along with PVL02, are expected to be available for planting in 2020, according to a news release. CLM04 is a medium grain whereas CLL15 is a long grain.

Farmers will also hear about other promising new Clearfield and Provisia varieties in development, like experimental line CLXAR19.

“This is a great chance for rice farmers in Arkansas and neighboring states to see how new and coming Horizon Ag Clearfield and Provisia varieties are going to raise the bar when it comes to high-quality, value-driven rice seed with performance-driven results,” said Horizon Ag General Manager Tim Walker.

Field day registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and the field tour starts at 5 p.m. The event will include guest speakers and dinner.

Coleman Farms is located on County Road 448 near Jonesboro, Arkansas.