Tag Archives: variety & hybrids

Nutrien Ag Solutions rice variety shows high yield potential, good grain quality

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• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • Since acquiring Bayer’s rice breeding program in 2015, Nutrien Ag Solutions has mostly flown under the radar developing new rice cultivars for the U.S. market. That will change in 2021 with the launch of DGL-263X, a high-yielding, high-quality, long-grain inbred variety in final development and the first commercial rice cultivar under the DynaGro brand, ... Read More »

Brown rice variety packs antioxidant punch

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GEDrew is a brown rice with an odd kernel trait that sidelined its commercial prospects. Now, Agricultural Research Service scientists’ re-examination of the trait and its link to increased antioxidant levels could give the rice variety a new commercial lease on life. GEDrew is the result of a mutagenesis rice breeding program conducted more than a decade ago by rice ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter experts offer tips on upcoming season

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• By Bruce Schultz • Rice farmers preparing for the 2020 crop heard recently from LSU AgCenter experts about what they should be considering before they get into the fields. The meetings were held in Welsh, Vidrine and Crowley, and more are scheduled. Don Groth, resident coordinator of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, said the medium-grain ... Read More »

University of Arkansas leads research group seeking heat-tolerant rice

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The University of Arkansas is leading a research group working to identify the natural genetic variations in rice that allows the plant to produce high-quality grain in an environment of rising temperatures. The consortium of four universities recently received $4.65 million from the National Science Foundation to support their work. The team is studying the genetics of more than 400 ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter releases 2018 rice variety survey results

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Dustin  Harrell, Louisiana State University AgCenter agronomist and Extension rice specialist, has released a detailed compilation of the varieties and hybrids planted and grown in the state during the 2018 season. New to this year’s data are water management practices, including furrow-irrigated race and alternate wetting and drying. Harrell was helped in this monumental effort by Extension agents in rice-producing ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter showcases breeding efforts at field day

Adam Famoso LSU AgCenter

• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • The Louisiana State University AgCenter rice breeding program isn’t resting on its laurels after the successful release of PVL01, the first variety with tolerance to Provisia herbicide. In the pipeline are PVL108, which makes up for some of the shortcomings of PVL01, as well as a number of conventional varieties and hybrids. Breeders were joined ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter plans Crowley rice field day for June 27

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Rice farmers at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station field day on June 27 will hear about research being conducted to help them grow a better crop. “This is an opportunity for our faculty members to tell rice producers about their work,” says Don Groth, resident coordinator at the station. “Since the station’s beginning in 1909, the ... Read More »

A 9-percent bump

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Attractive rice prices have spurred U.S. rice growers to plan to plant more acres this year, but Arkansas rain remains a wild card. Read More »