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RiceTec Arkansas field day to highlight advances in industry

Arkansas mature rice in field
Field day set for Aug. 7 in Harrisburg, Ark.

For those attending an Aug. 7 field day in Harisburg, Ark., RiceTec promises “fresh insights and first-hand field experiences. This year’s focuses will be on new innovations like irrigation management through automation, new herbicide tolerance technology, and new hybrids coming to the market.”

The field day begins at 4:00 p.m. with registration and vendor exhibits opening. Farm Tours begin at 4:30 p.m. The program and meal service -- pork steaks and crawfish étouffée by Strawberry’s – begins at 6:30 p.m.

The field day will be held at the RiceTec Arkansas Business Center, 15329 Hwy 1 in Harrisburg.

“As is tradition at field day, the tour will make a pass by RiceTec demonstration plots to show off new products RiceTec will be bringing to the market in the next two years. In addition to the new lineup of FULLPAGE herbicide-tolerant hybrids, RiceTec will also introduce a couple of new high-quality hybrid products,” reads a press release. “One product has shown chalk levels similar to Cheniere, while the other product delivers high amylose content suited to the Ready-to-Serve market. Additionally, a new medium grain hybrid will be on display that has so far shown high quality and yields significantly above Jupiter.

“The indoor portion of the program will include presentations from authorities in the rice industry, highlighting some of the challenges and successes farmers and the industry are currently balancing. These presenters include:

  • Mike Gumina, Global CEO of RiceTec.
  • Arkansas Sen. John Boozman.
  • Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford.

“Industry vendors will participate, including John Deere Financial and other ag lenders, agribusinesses like ADAMA, Valent, and Valley View Agri-Systems, and industry organizations Ducks Unlimited and USA Rice.”               

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