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Horizon Ag: lower prices, financing and new rice varieties in 2020qrcode

Jan. 13, 2020

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Jan. 13, 2020
With 2020 planting time rapidly approaching, we wanted to share some exciting developments that can positively impact your productivity and improve your bottom line, including:

  • Price reductions for many popular Horizon Ag varieties
  • A 0%1 financing program
  • The availability of 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. We’re proud to show that again this year, with lower prices, financing support and varieties that provide both the yield potential and milled product to maximize your revenue.

Lower Prices

After some challenging seasons for our customers recently, 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. The varieties selected for the price reduction are ones that have, season after season, provided outstanding results.

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. And CLJ01 is the first Clearfield aromatic “Jasmine” type rice variety. Together, they give you an opportunity to choose the right Clearfield varieties for your farm, at a reduced price.

0%1 Financing Available

If you’re looking for enhanced financial flexibility in 2020, you also 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.

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 the 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. 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. For more information about any of the new varieties, varieties with reduced prices or the 0%1 financing program, see a Horizon Ag District Field Representative or your Horizon Ag seed retailer.

Source: Horizon Ag

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