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Upping the ante

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Two new Clearfield long-grain varieties offer good yield potential and disease package. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • Two new Clearfield long-grain varieties available commercially in 2021 will up the ante with high yield potential, good grain quality and strong blast resistance. CLL16 is from the rice breeding program of University of Arkansas’ Karen Moldenhauer, while CLL17 is from Louisiana ... Read More »

2021 Seed Guide

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The challenges growers faced in 2020, including multiple tropical storms and hurricanes as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, seemed to never end. Harvest for many was a challenge, to say the least. With the 2020 season in your rearview mirror, take time to catch your breath, say good riddance to the year, and review which cultivars performed well and which ... Read More »

New Horizon Ag Rice Varieties Improve Performance, ROI

With new Clearfield® rice varieties that challenge hybrid yields at a lower cost than hybrid seed, and the latest Provisia® variety to control weedy rice and herbicide-resistant red rice, Horizon Ag varieties are uniquely positioned to help rice producers improve performance and their bottom line in 2021. “Rice farmers have a lot to consider when it comes to planting next ... Read More »

New and improved

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Third Provisia rice variety boasts strong blast resistance, longer kernel. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • If all goes as planned, Horizon Ag hopes to have enough seed of the new Provisia PVL03 rice variety to plant a very limited number of commercial acres in 2021. Significantly more seed should be available for the 2022 season, said Horizon Ag General ... Read More »

Horizon Ag, BASF again team on 0% APR financial programs

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Once again, Horizon Ag and BASF, in association with John Deere Financial and Rabo AgriFinance, are offering rice farmers two 0% APR financial programs for seed and crop protection products for the 2021 season. “Having the ability to secure 0% financing for seed and herbicide products is not just a good deal for farmers who need the financing for that ... Read More »

Horizon Ag adds 2 new Clearfield varieties to its 2021 offerings

CLL17

With rice harvest gaining speed in many areas and the crop making rapid progress in others, reports are coming in across the South regarding the strong performance of promising new Horizon Ag Clearfield and Provisia varieties. Farmers are already starting to call to book seed for 2021, said Dr. Tim Walker, Horizon Ag general manager. And the new Clearfield varieties, ... Read More »

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

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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 »

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

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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 »