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New low-glycemic rice helps curb obesity and diabetes

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• By Herry Utomo, Ida Wenefrida and Bob Butcher • Diabetes is a worldwide problem affecting more than 463 million people (9.3% of world population). In the United States alone, more than 34.2 million people have diabetes (10.5% of the U.S. population), and 88 million people aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (34.5% of the adult U.S. population). Worldwide, ... Read More »

Varietal choices, new varieties and certified seed

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In California, most farmers grow medium-grain varieties. The commercially available medium Calrose rice varieties meet the high quality and yield standards for California. Varietal selection is one of the first and most important decisions a rice grower will need to make each year. In making a decision, first consider the maturity class that fits into your farming operations and climatic ... Read More »

Arkansas Rice Cultivar Testing, 2018-2020

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The University of Arkansas recently published cultural performance data from the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT), Commercial Rice Trials (CRT) in grower fields and from seeding date studies conducted during 2018-2020. These studies are supported through grower check-off funds administered by the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board. Additional information can be found on the Extension rice website (http://www.uaex.edu/rice) and ... Read More »