Submitted to: Experiment Station Bulletins
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: February 28, 2005
Publication Date: March 1, 2005
Citation: McClung, A.M., 2005. New release of 'Sabine' rice for the processing industry. Rice Production Update. p. 1.
Developing rice cultivars that have improved yield potential and which meet the cooking quality standards of rice end-users helps to provide consumers with food products that are inexpensive, nutritious, and of high quality. 'Sabine' is a new long-grain rice cultivar that has been developed for use by the parboiling and canning industries which provide rice that is used by restaurants, in packaged seasoned rice products, and in canned rice products (i.e. soups). Sabine was developed at the Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Beaumont, TX, by the USDA-ARS Rice Research Unit in cooperation with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, the Texas Rice Improvement Association, and the Texas Rice Research Foundation. Foundation seed will be available for planting in 2005. Sabine has a 15-20% higher yield potential than Dixiebelle which has been grown for this niche market for the last several years. The higher yield will reduce the per-unit cost of production and will benefit farmers, millers, and processors.