Tag Archives: rice varieties

Variety selection, early planting critical to high-yielding crops

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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 »

Texas FFA students learn about rice through contest

Vicky Boyd

When you think about FFA, images of blue jackets, livestock showing and judging, public speaking and leadership may come to mind. Chances are rice is not among those. But the long-running Ruben Stringer Memorial Texas Rice Education Contest is designed to spark FFA students’ interest in the Texas rice industry east of Houston, says Mike Broussard, a vocational agriculture teacher ... Read More »

California Rice Experiment Station partners with Albaugh on ROXY Rice

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• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • The California Rice Experiment Station has found a partner in Albaugh LLC to help bring their ROXY  herbicide-tolerant rice system to market. The agreement with the Ankeny, Iowa-based marketer of post-patent crop protection materials is the culmination of several years of effort to identify a registrant and partner by the California grower-owned organization. It was ... 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 »