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Horizon Ag plans Arkansas field day for Aug. 13

Horizon Ag Arkansas field day

The 2019 Horizon Ag Arkansas Field Day, featuring CLM04 and CLL15, two new Clearfield rice varieties developed by the University of Arkansas, will be held Aug. 13 at Coleman Farms near Jonesboro, Arkansas. Attendees also will have a chance to see and hear how the Provisia Rice System, with varieties PVL01 and the new PVL02, is enabling farmers to effectively ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter shows off its full pipeline of new varieties and hybrids

Jimmy hoppe honored

• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • The Louisiana State University AgCenter breeding program continues on a roll with the potential release of a new Clearfield long-grain variety as well as a conventional long-grain in time for the 2020 season. If that comes to fruition, they would be grown for seed next season and be available commercially in 2021. Also 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 »

Lessons learned

Provisia Rice

Researchers fine-tuned N, seeding recommendations for Provisia rice during 2018 season. The 2018 season was the first year the Provisia variety, PVL01, was grown commercially. Louisiana grew approximately 10,000 acres of PVL01, and the average yield was about 42-43 barrels per acre statewide (6,804-6,966 pounds per acre; 151-155 bushels per acre). Many growers were satisfied with the Provisia system, and ... Read More »

Financing Programs Give Farmers Choices to Manage Cash Flow, Profitability

Horizon Ag and BASF are partnering to offer rice farmers a new 0% APR financing program, provided through Rabo AgriFinance, for Clearfield® and Provisia® varieties and certain BASF crop protection product purchases for the 2019 cropping season. The Rabo AgriFinance financing program is in addition to a previously announced 0% APR program on Horizon Ag varieties and BASF crop protection ... Read More »

Clean fields

ross thibodeaux Midland LA

Extremely grassy season put the new Provisia Rice System to the test • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • Growers with resistant weedy rice who planted the first commercial Provisia rice variety in 2018 say the decision was a “no-brainer,” even though they knew it had a slightly lower yield potential. The alternative would have been either suffering significant yield loss due ... 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 »

Horizon Ag, BASF team with Rabo AgriFinance on 0% financing

Rabo AgriFinance logo

Horizon Ag and BASF have partnered to offer rice farmers zero percent APR financing through Rabo AgriFinance for Clearfield  and Provisia  varieties and certain BASF crop protection purchases for the 2019 season. The Rabo AgriFinance program is in addition to a previously announced zero percent APR program on Horizon Ag varieties and BASF crop protection products through the multi-use account ... Read More »

Finance Options Help Rice Farmers Manage for Improved Profitability

Rice farmers looking for ways to strengthen their cash flow and financing outlook in 2019, and improve their profitability potential, now have two financing options when purchasing proven Clearfield® and Provisia® rice varieties from Horizon Ag. The latest offer, reflecting the close partnership between BASF and Horizon Ag, is for 0% APR financing for Clearfield and Provisia rice varieties, along ... Read More »

Growers achieve near-record yields despite challenges

Arkansas rice harvest near Hazen

Record grain yields were last achieved in Louisiana during the 2014 growing season when we were blessed with very favorable weather conditions. Until 2018, each crop since 2014 had been successively lower yielding than the year before. Louisiana saw constant rainfall and cloudy conditions nearly the entire rice growth period in 2015. In 2016, record flooding occurred when more than ... Read More »