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The ‘Year of Weedy Rice’

Michael Fruge, Adam Famoso

Infestations point out need for Provisia system to clean up fields. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • 2019 could very well be dubbed the “year of weedy rice” — at least in Southwest Louisiana. Even growers who have been diligent about rogueing Clearfield rice fields or rotating to soybeans have seen more weedy rice than usual. The jury is still ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter economist sees favorable rice price outlook

lsu agcenter field day

• By Bruce Schultz • A Louisiana State University AgCenter economist had good news for rice farmers at the Vermilion Parish rice field day, June 11. “Optimism is high that with recaptured market share in core markets, the outlook for rice is positive from a price standpoint,” says Michael Deliberto. He told farmers American rice has become more competitive, which ... Read More »

After tough start, Louisiana rice crop looks promising

adam famosa, lsu agcenter

• By Bruce Schultz • The Louisiana rice crop is having a challenging year, but good weather in June could result in a decent harvest, according to the LSU AgCenter rice specialist. “Don’t expect a record yield,” Dustin Harrell said at field day held May 27 near Iowa in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. At a field day on May 30 in ... 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 »

Horizon Ag sets Louisiana field day for June 25

horizon ag sign

The 2019 Horizon Ag Louisiana Field Day, featuring Provisia Rice System variety PVL01; top-performing Clearfield rice varieties like CL153; CLJ01, an aromatic jasmine-type; and promising experimental lines will be held June 25 at Richard Farms near Kaplan, Louisiana. Horizon Ag partnered with BASF and the Louisiana State University AgCenter to bring the Provisia Rice System to market last season, and ... Read More »

University of Arkansas to begin breeding new Provisia rice lines

University of Arkansas rice plot harvester

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will begin breeding new lines of Provisia rice varieties, which use non-GMO herbicide-resistant traits developed by BASF. The Division of Agriculture and BASF signed the breeding development agreement earlier this year. Bob Scott, director of the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas, says the timing will allow Division of Agriculture ... Read More »

2 Horizon Ag varieties rank in top 3 in Nicaraguan cooking test

steve linscombe cooking test

Horizon Ag Clearfield rice and Provisia rice varieties – CL163 and PVL01 – ranked among the top three varieties for quality in a recent cooking test that compared samples from a previous shipment of U.S. rice to Brazilian and Nicaraguan varieties. The cooking test was part of a recent USA Rice mission to distribute long-grain rice samples to the two ... Read More »

Boosting Profitability Should Be Goal as Rice Farmers Plan for 2019 Season

Providing Southern rice farmers with the best chance to make the most money from their crop, year in and year out, is a mission that seed provider Horizon Ag takes seriously. It’s a commitment driven by a vision for a sustainable U.S. rice industry today and for the future and for successful, productive and profitable farmer customers. “Everything we do, ... Read More »

Rice industry received several ‘gifts’ for the 2018 season

Vicky Boyd

The 2018 rice season reminds me of Christmas. You rip into the boxes under the tree and can’t wait to go outside and try out your new toys. This year, rice producers received a number of presents in the form of a new herbicide-tolerant technology, a new herbicidal mode of action and three new jasmine-type varieties. Read More »