Tag Archives: new varieties & hybrids

LSU AgCenter OKs release of new Provisia variety

PVL01 and PVL02

A new Provisia rice variety recently approved by the Louisiana State University AgCenter Rice Variety Release Committee should be available for farmers next year. The variety, PVL02, is a long-grain variety with typical Southern U.S. long-grain cooking characteristics, says AgCenter rice breeder Adam Famoso, who developed the variety with Steve Linscombe, retired AgCenter rice breeder. This is the second variety ... Read More »

Kellogg’s approves Titan medium grain for use in its cereals

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The Kellogg Co. of Battle Creek, Michigan, will now accept contracts for Titan medium-grain for a portion of its 2019 volume of rice for cereal, based on an announcement the company made in December 2019. Titan is a high-yield, very short-season, medium-grain rice variety released from the University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture’s rice breeding program in 2015. It offers ... Read More »

Southwest Louisiana meetings provide production advice to farmers

2019 Crowley LSU AgCenter winter rice meeting

• By Bruce Schultz • In a series of meetings in southwest Louisiana, Louisiana State University AgCenter experts offered farmers advice for growing their 2019 crop. Farmers met recently in Welsh, Abbeville, Ville Platte and Crowley only a few weeks from the start of planting season. AgCenter rice breeder Adam Famoso says a new line of Provisia rice, PVL108, in development ... Read More »

Another weed-control tool

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RiceTec plans limited launch of FullPage herbicide-tolerant hybrids this season. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • For the 2019 season, Alvin, Texas-based RiceTec plans a limited release of four long-grain hybrids developed to tolerate over-the-top applications of Preface and Postscript IMI herbicides from Adama Inc. In 2018, 11 growers from South Texas to Northeast Arkansas got a sneak peak of the ... Read More »

FullPage system headlines RiceTec’s Arkansas field day

RT7321 FP

• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • Many growers for the first time got to see the FullPage herbicide-tolerant rice system growing in the field during RiceTec’s recent field day near Harrisburg, Arkansas. For the 2019 growing season, Alvin, Texas-based RiceTec plans a limited release of four long-grain hybrids bred to tolerate over-the-top applications of Preface and Postscript IMI herbicides from Adama ... Read More »

Scientists screen for cultivars tolerant to high nighttime temps

high temperatures

The heat of the day is tough on crops, but it’s the heat of the night that keeps Arkansas rice growers worried. Arkansas has experienced several weeks of hot, dry weather and that’s growing concern among rice producers, says Jarrod Hardke, rice agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “If we don’t see more rain soon, we ... Read More »

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

RiceTec's new naming system

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 ... Read More »

CRISPR-edited rice plants produce higher yields

Jian Zang Zhu, Purdue University

A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing to develop a rice variety that produces 25-31 percent more grain and would have been virtually impossible to create through traditional breeding. The team, led by Jian-Kang Zhu, a distinguished professor in Purdue’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and director of the ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter sets schedule for rice field days

advanced provisia lines

The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of field days to help rice farmers learn about the latest practices to improve crop production. Experts will make presentations on variety development, fertility, diseases, insects and weeds. “These field days give us the chance to provide details about Read More »