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About this Session
How are Southern US Rice Breeders Addressing The Specific Needs Of Latin American Customers
Presented by: Dr. Steve Linscombe, Director-The Rice Foundation, USA Rice Federation
A high percentage of U.S. long grain rice exports are destined for customers in Latin American countries. In the last 10 plus years, U.S. exporters to these countries have received complaints about the quality of rice they are shipping. These complaints range from appearance quality (amount of chalk, uniformity of grain size, translucency, and color) to cooking quality (primarily that the U.S. rice cooks too sticky). U.S. breeders have adjusted their breeding programs to address these quality concerns and new varieties are forthcoming that will address these quality concerns.
LSU AgCenter Rice Breeding Update
Presented by: Dr. Adam Famoso, Associate Professor, LSU AgCenter
The LSU AgCenter Rice Breeding Program is focused on the development of new rice varieties for the Louisiana rice industry. This talk will provide an update on the new and pending varieties being developed and released. Information on some of the new breeding research methods and techniques being deployed within the breeding program will also be presented.