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Meet the Speakers
Dr. SteveLinscombe Director-The Rice Foundation USA Rice Federation 337-296-6858 slinscombe@usarice.com
Dr. AdamFamoso Associate Professor LSU AgCenter 337-247-8783 afamoso@agcenter.lsu.edu
Session Number: R3-2
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.