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Arkansas Rice Variety Program C.E. Wilson, Jr. Director, RREC /Professor / Extension Rice Agronomist.

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1 Arkansas Rice Variety Program C.E. Wilson, Jr. Director, RREC /Professor / Extension Rice Agronomist

2 Arkansas Rice Production ~1.5 million acres Average yield = ~6750 lbs (150 bu/acre) Produce approx. 48% of all US rice US produces 1.5% of world supply, but rank 4 th in total exports

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4 General Production Practices

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13 Overview of Arkansas Rice Variety Testing Uniform Regional Rice Nursery Arkansas Rice Performance Trials On-farm variety testing (Disease Monitoring Program) Rice DD50 Program Variety X Nitrogen Trials

14 Uniform Regional Rice Nursery Multi-state regional project – AR, LA, TX, MS, MO 200 Entries Disease ratings Plant Height, Heading, Grain Yield Milling Yields Cooking Quality Analysis –Chalk, Amylose, Gel Temp DNA marker profiles

15 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials 100 Entries, 4 maturity groups 6-8 locations Disease ratings Plant Height, Heading, Grain Yield Milling Yields Cooking Quality Analysis –Chalk, Amylose, Gel Temp

16 Disease Monitoring Program 25 Entries locations Disease ratings Grain Yield, Milling Yield

17 Rice DD50 Program RREC primary location –4 seeding dates annually –18-20 cultivars –Measure for PD, 50% Hdg –Yield & milling yield Measurements for 50% heading, yield, and milling yield

18 Rice V X N Studies 3-4 locations annually –RREC, Pine Tree, NEREC, SEREC 3 years All new cultivars 6 N rates

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20 Thank you!

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