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Horizon Ag has exciting news that can positively impact rice farmer productivity and improve their bottom line.

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With 2020 planting time rapidly approaching, Horizon Ag has some exciting developments that can positively impact rice farmer productivity and improve their bottom line, including:

  • Price reductions for many popular Horizon Ag varieties

  • 0% financing program

  • New, high-performing Horizon Ag varieties for the 2020 season

“We’ve built our business on partnerships with industry leaders like BASF, university breeding programs, seed retailers and our farmer customers,” said Dr. Tim Walker, Horizon Ag general manager. “We’re proud to show that again this year, with lower prices, financing support and varieties that provide the yield potential and milled product to maximize your revenue.”

Lower Prices
After some challenging seasons for our customers, due to weather extremes and depressed commodity prices, Horizon Ag has dropped the price of several proven Clearfield® varieties — CL111, CL151, CL153, CL163 and CLJ01 — for 2020. These varieties are ones that have, season after season, provided outstanding results.

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For instance, CL111 and CL153 offer industry-leading blast protection, stable yields and excellent package quality. CL151 has consistently produced some of the highest grain yields with premium milling quality over the last 10 years.

“CL163, because of identity-preserved price premiums, may be one of the most profitable rice varieties we have offered in the last few years,” added Dr. Walker. “And CLJ01 is the first Clearfield aromatic ‘Jasmine’ type rice variety. Together, they give farmers an opportunity to choose the right Clearfield varieties for their farms, at a reduced price.”

0% Financing Available
Farmers looking for enhanced financial flexibility in 2020, can take advantage of fixed 0%1 APR financing on Horizon Ag seed and BASF crop protection products for the coming year, through a Multi-Use Account from John Deere Financial.

Eligible products include Clearfield varieties CL111, CL151, CL153, CL163, CLL15, CLM04 and CLJ01, followed by Clearpath® herbicide or Newpath® herbicide; Provisia® varieties PVL01 and PVL02 followed by Provisia herbicide; and BASF crop protection products applied to rice acres — Beyond® herbicide, Facet® L herbicide, Sharpen® herbicide or Prowl® H2O herbicide.

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New Varieties
Three new Horizon Ag rice varieties will be available for planting in 2020. CLL15, a long grain, semi-dwarf Clearfield rice variety, and CLM04, a medium grain Clearfield rice, were developed at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Both offer potential for higher yields and excellent weed control, based on three years of university rice cultivar testing, on-farm trials and seed production fields.

Also available is the latest Provisia rice variety — PVL02, from the breeding program at the Louisiana State University AgCenter. The Provisia Rice System, developed in partnership with BASF, provides an alternative to imidazolinone herbicide-tolerant rice, enabling farmers to control resistant, costly weedy rice and red rice.


“CLL15 has consistently shown average yields 5 to 10 bushels higher than varietal industry standards in multi-year tests,” said Dr. Walker. “In 2019, numerous fields of CLL15 dried 185 bushels per acre or more, with the best farm yielding over 200 bushels per acre dry across 280 acres.”

New CLM04 is an early-maturing, semi-dwarf type with outstanding yield potential, and good milling and grain quality. In state and regional trials from 2016 to 2018, it averaged 198 bushels per acre, better than CL272 and Jupiter. Amylose content and gelatinization temperatures are almost identical to Kellogg’s-approved Jupiter. CLM04, like Jupiter, contains the Pi-ks gene; however, CLM04 also contains the Pi-z gene.

When it comes to controlling imidazolinone herbicide-tolerant rice that’s costing many farmers significantly each season, and adding a new mode of action to manage resistance, there are now two variety choices for the Provisia Rice System — Horizon Ag varieties PVL01 and new PVL02.

1Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. Offer limited to Multi-Use Account Agricultural customers with an available Special Terms limit. Subject to the Multi-Use Account credit agreement and approval. Fixed 0% APR from the date of purchase, which may be prior to delivery, until December 2020, when the entire transaction amount is due in full. Regular Multi-Use Account rates will apply after that date. Offer may be limited to qualifying products. $15,000 minimum purchase required. Subject to merchant participation, see your local merchant for complete details. Multi-Use Accounts are a service of John Deere Financial f.s.b.

Provisia®, Clearfield®, Clearpath®, Beyond®, Facet® L, Newpath®, Prowl® H20, and Sharpen® are all registered trademarks of BASF.
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