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UArk hires University of Missouri rice breeder

• By Fred Miller • Christian De Guzman has joined the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture as an assistant professor and rice breeder at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart. De Guzman was a rice breeder and researcher at Southeast Missouri State University’s Rice Research Farm in Malden for four years before joining the Arkansas Agricultural ... Read More »

Horizon Ag adds 2 new Clearfield varieties to its 2021 offerings

CLL17

With rice harvest gaining speed in many areas and the crop making rapid progress in others, reports are coming in across the South regarding the strong performance of promising new Horizon Ag Clearfield and Provisia varieties. Farmers are already starting to call to book seed for 2021, said Dr. Tim Walker, Horizon Ag general manager. And the new Clearfield varieties, ... Read More »

Erwin-Keith has named two long-grains licensed from UArk

progold

Erwin-Keith Inc. has named the two long-grain rice varieties it licensed from the University of Arkansas earlier this year. They will be marketed under the Progeny Ag brand and be called ProGold 1 and ProGold 2. Under the agreement, the university’s Division of Agriculture’s Foundation Seed Program will produce foundation seed annually for the two long grains. Erwin-Keith Inc./Progeny Ag ... Read More »

New Arkansas long grain is a ‘jewel’ of a variety

jewel rice variety

• By Fred Miller • Jewel, a new mid-season, long-grain rice variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, offers high yields and resistance to most known blast races. In 14 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials conducted over three years, Jewel averaged 187 bushels per acre, said Karen Moldenhauer, professor and rice breeder for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. ... Read More »

Farm-scale demonstrations

CLL15 clearfield long grain

Two new Clearfield releases did well in 2019 with high yield potential, good blast resistance • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • University of Arkansas rice breeder Dr. Xueyan Sha made the initial crosses for the Clearfield varieties, CLL15 and CLM04, shortly after relocating to the university’s Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart in 2013. By using the university’s winter ... Read More »

University of Arkansas releases 2 conventional varieties

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The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture recently released two conventional rice varieties: Jewel, a long grain, and Lynx, a medium grain. Both will be available to seed producers in 2020 and available commercially in 2021. Jewel Jewel is a new high-yielding mid-season long-grain variety from the breeding program of Dr. Karen Moldenhauer, a professor at the Rice Research ... Read More »

University of Arkansas releases new Clearfield long grain for seed production

CLL16

• By Vicky Boyd, Editor •  The University of Arkansas has released CLL16 — a new Clearfield long-grain variety — for seed production in 2020. It will be available commercially to growers in 2021. From the breeding program of Dr. Karen Moldenhauer, the variety has the taller upright architecture of many of her other releases. CLL16 plant height averages 36 ... Read More »

University of Arkansas releases new ‘Lynx’ medium grain

lynx medium grain

Lynx, a new medium-grain rice variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, offers high yields and early maturity. “Lynx consistently showed a yield advantage over both Jupiter and Titan in rice-growing areas north of I-40 and west of Crowley’s Ridge, where the majority of the state’s medium-grain rice is grown,” said Xueyan Sha, professor and rice breeder ... Read More »

Researchers turn up the heat to prepare for global warming

Vicky Boyd

When you start looking at historical weather data, Arkansas and the rest of the Southeast haven’t seen a significant overall temperature increase since the early 20th century. What has changed in Arkansas and parts of the Southeast is how those temperatures are distributed, according to information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association National Centers for Environmental Information. Although the ... Read More »

Success is in the air

Paul Johnson

Rice industry counters aromatic imports with U.S.-bred and grown jasmine-type rice varieties. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • Fred Zaunbrecher of Duson, Louisiana, has grown jasmine-type aromatic long-grain varieties for years, having harvested the newest, Clearfield CLJ01, the past two seasons. Although the U.S. rice industry will likely never be able to fully sway Asian-born consumers who favor Thai jasmine, ... Read More »