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Out of caution, Horizon Ag cancels July 8 Louisiana field day

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Due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the region and out of an abundance of caution for farmer customers and retailers, Horizon Ag is canceling its 2020 Louisiana Field Day that had been scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, at Richard Farms near Kaplan, Louisiana. “While we look forward to this field day every year and the opportunity it ... Read More »

Horizon Ag plans Louisiana field day for July 8 near Kaplan

Michael Fruge, Adam Famoso

Rice farmers will see and hear firsthand about the latest developments in the Provisia Rice System and new Clearfield variety CLL17, available for planting next season, at the 2020 Horizon Ag Louisiana Field Day, July 8, near Kaplan, Louisiana. The field day will be at Richard Farms at 17720 Louisiana Highway 699, Kaplan, Louisiana, and begins with a field tour ... Read More »

A worldwide pest

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International conference highlights the need to remain proactive against weedy rice. • By Luis Espino • This February, I had the opportunity to travel to Pelotas, Brazil, to attend the Seventh International Temperate Rice Conference. The meeting brings together temperate rice-producing countries to share information on rice issues and ongoing research. Attendees included rice scientists from Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Italy, ... Read More »

CLL17

CLL17 Clearfield

New Clearfield long grain from the LSU AgCenter boasts improved yields and disease package. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • The Louisiana State University AgCenter has released CLL17, a new early season, semi-dwarf, long-grain, Clearfield rice variety for registered seed production this season. It will be available commercially to growers through Horizon Ag in 2021. From the breeding program of ... 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 »

Farm-scale demonstrations

CLL15 clearfield long grain

Two new Clearfield releases did well in 2019 with high yield potential, good blast resistance • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • University of Arkansas rice breeder Dr. Xueyan Sha made the initial crosses for the Clearfield varieties, CLL15 and CLM04, shortly after relocating to the university’s Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart in 2013. By using the university’s winter ... Read More »

Variety selection, early planting critical to high-yielding crops

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We have had some good ground working weather in the Texas Rice Belt during November and December, so proactive farmers are breaking and leveling ground in preparation for the 2020 rice crop. This fall/winter preparation is crucial to planting early — some Texas rice farmers try to plant as early as mid-February. Early planting allows for avoiding late summer and ... 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 »

2020 Seed Guide

2020 rice seed guide

Review these proven and new releases for the upcoming season The 2019 season was trying, with wet conditions from the 2018 harvest carrying over into spring planting. Take time to catch your breath and reflect on what cultivars performed well — all things considered — and what ones weren’t quite there. Also take time to collect soil samples so you’ll ... Read More »