Editor’s Note: Due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the region, this event has been canceled.
Rice farmers will see and hear firsthand about the latest developments in the Provisia Rice System and the new Clearfield variety CLL17, available for planting next season, at the 2020 Horizon Ag Louisiana Field Day on July 8 near Kaplan, Louisiana.
The field day will be held at Richard Farms at 17720 Louisiana Highway 699, Kaplan, and begins with a field tour at 5 p.m. Dinner will be at the Richard Farm shop located at 5632 Louisiana Highway 700.
“We’re excited about the news we’ll be sharing at this year’s field day,” said Tim Walker, Horizon Ag general manager. “The Provisia Rice System is growing in popularity and acreage, and farmers are wanting to hear more about our current varieties PVL01 and PVL02, the Provisia System and new Provisia varieties in development.”
Also featured will be Horizon Ag variety CLL17, an early-season, semi-dwarf, long grain Clearfield rice currently in registered seed production. CLL17 is from the breeding program of Adam Famoso at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station. It has shown strong yield potential, excellent milling yield, very good grain quality and resistance to blast.
Other field day highlights include information on two newer varieties released in 2020 — CLL15, a long grain rice, and CLM04, a medium grain rice; as well as CLL16, a high-yielding, long grain Clearfield rice variety available for planting in 2021.
“Horizon Ag looks forward to this field day every year, to provide the latest information to our customers regarding current varieties, what’s new for next season and what’s in development,” said Walker. “It’s also an opportunity to discuss managing and stewarding important technologies like the Provisia Rice System.”