Rice: New Varieties Will Highlight Arkansas Event

Rice harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography

The 2019 Horizon Ag Arkansas Field Day, set for August 13, will feature CLM04 and CLL15, two new Clearfield rice varieties developed by the University of Arkansas. The event will be held at Coleman Farms near Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Attendees also will see and hear how the Provisia Rice System, with Horizon Ag varieties PVL01 and new PVL02, is enabling farmers to clean up costly weedy rice fields throughout the region.

Horizon Ag varieties CLM04 and CLL15, along with PVL02, are expected to be available for planting in 2020.

Farmers will also hear about other promising new Clearfield and Provisia varieties in development, like experimental line CLXAR19.

“This is a great chance for rice farmers in Arkansas and neighboring states to see how new and coming Horizon Ag Clearfield and Provisia varieties are going to raise the bar when it comes to high-quality, value-driven rice seed with performance-driven results,” said Dr. Tim Walker, Horizon Ag general manager.

Field Day registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and the field tour starts at 5 p.m. The event will include guest speakers and dinner.

Registration 4:30 p.m., and the tour begins at 5 p.m. Coleman Farms is location on County Road 448, Jonesboro.

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