Two varieties being considered for 2016 release

Frances Gould  |  5/31/2016 3:16:01 PM

Two potential varieties are being considered for release this year by the LSU AgCenter, a Clearfield long-grain line, LA2134, and a Clearfield medium-grain, LA2008.

“We think both of these could be valuable additional options for producers,” said Steve Linscombe, LSU AgCenter rice breeder.

The long-grain has performed well in yield tests and quality analyses, he said. “It did very well around the state, and it produced well in the foundation seed program here at the station.”

It has good blast resistance, and results from quality testing were favorable, he said.

The medium-grain has shown good yield potential, with quality milling results and good appearance, Linscombe said.

The long-grain Clearfield line, LA2134, is being considered as a potential variety. Photo by Bruce Schultz

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