Arkansas RiceTec Field Day Brings the Heat

RiceTec-AR-Field-Day, attendees stand alongside research plots
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Aug 04, 2016
HARRISBURG, AR – When the 2016 Arkansas RiceTec Field Day started yesterday at 6:30 a.m. temperatures already were in the high 70s and by the time the field tours ended the mercury had climbed to the mid-90s.  The heat didn’t seem to dampen the enthusiasm of growers and industry representatives there eager to learn about newly released rice varieties and ones on the horizon, new herbicide treatments, various water management practices, a new system for naming new varieties, and have the chance to visit with various industry vendors who were represented.

Following the field tours, participants heard presentations from Bill Reed, senior vice president of public affairs at Riceland Foods, Tena Bresler, president of RiceTec, Inc., and Mike Gumina, global president & CEO of RiceTec, Inc., on topics such as Cuba, China, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), sustainability, water issues, and more.