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The 2019 Horizon Ag Louisiana Field Day on June 25 at Richard Farms, 5632 Louisiana Highway 700 near Kaplan, Louisiana, will feature top performing Provisia varieties along with other promising experimental lines.
The Field Day will feature the Provisia Rice System variety PVL01 plus top-performing Clearfield rice varieties like CL153, the number one planted rice variety in the state. CLJ01, an aromatic jasmine-type gaining popularity, will also be part of the program.
Horizon Ag partnered with BASF and the LSU AgCenter to bring the Provisia Rice System to market last season, and PVL01 acreage is expected to double this year as farmers expand their use of the technology to control their toughest weedy rice and grass-infested fields.
Farmers will also hear about new Clearfield and Provisia varieties in development, including PVL02, a promising Provisia variety from LSU that has shown a consistent 10% yield advantage over PVL01 in statewide tests over multiple years. PVL02 will be available for commercial planting in 2020.
“This is a great chance for farmers to see how Horizon Ag Clearfield and Provisia varieties give them the highest-quality, value-driven rice seed with performance-driven results, to maximize profitability now and for seasons to come,” said Dr. Tim Walker, Horizon Ag general manager.
Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and the field tour starts at 5 p.m. The event will include guest speakers, and dinner will follow.
For more information about the 2019 Horizon Ag Louisiana Field Day or to RSVP for the event, please call Horizon Ag at 866-237-6167. You can also RSVP at Info@HorizonSeed.com.