Moldenhauer has several conventional rice varieties in the pipeline.

Next year, “I’ll probably put the best line into panicle rows to start a seed increase and get more data on it. But it’s looked very good, this year, even in the heat. It also looked very good in cooler weather. So, I think it’ll be a real keeper. There is not a lot of panicle blight in this line. This line will probably be the same height as Francis and a bit earlier in maturity.”

Also in the mix is a promising IMI line.

“The interesting Clearfield line was only in two tests last year. This year, we put it in the ARPT (Arkansas Rice Performance Trials)and some of the early data shows it might be a keeper, too. We need more data to make a decision.”