Tag Archives: new varieties & hybrids

RiceTec keeps hybrid focus but adds varieties

ricetec experimentals

• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • RiceTec is expanding its portfolio to include inbred rice lines – commonly called varieties — but the Alvin, Texas-based company plans to continue focusing on its core offerings of rice hybrids. The first varieties could be on the market as early as 2022, depending on how they perform in university and company field trials. ... Read More »

Variety selection, early planting critical to high-yielding crops

M-210 medium grain

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 »

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

Dr. sha

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

RT7321 FP

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 »