Horizon Ag sets Louisiana field day

Provisia rice

This late-planted Provisia rice field south of Welsh, La., was one of eight farmer-scale demonstrations in the Mid-South in 2017.

The 2018 Horizon Ag Louisiana Field Day, featuring the new Provisia Rice System, Provisia rice variety PVL01 and the latest Clearfield rice varieties, will be held June 26 at Richard Farms near Kaplan, Louisiana.

Horizon Ag partnered with BASF to bring the Provisia Rice System to market in 2018, and PVL01 has attracted a lot of interest from farmers in Louisiana this season. The Louisiana State University AgCenter bred the new release.

“Much like when BASF, the LSU AgCenter and Horizon Ag worked together to launch the Clearfield Production System for rice, we see this as another important tool, enabling rice producers to more effectively manage costly weed problems while planting high-­yielding, superior quality Horizon Ag varieties,” Dr. Tim Walker, Horizon Ag general manager, said in a news release.

The field day also will give farmers an opportunity to see and hear updates on Horizon Ag Clearfield varieties popular in the region, like CL111 and CL151; the latest Clearfield varieties like CL153 and CL172; and promising experimental rice seed lines.

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

For more information about the 2018 Horizon Ag Louisiana Field Day or to RSVP for the event, please call Horizon Ag at 866-­237-­6167 or email info@horizonseed.com by June 18 to ensure an accurate head count for dinner. The address for Richard Farms is 5632 Louisiana Highway 700, Kaplan, Louisiana.