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CL153 is a very early, semi-dwarf rice variety developed at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station. CL153 is widely adapted, having performed equal to or greater than CL151 across all locations from Texas to Missouri. CL153 has very good grain length, translucency and whole milled rice output, making it acceptable by the mills. CL153 contains the Pita gene that confers broad-spectrum blast resistance to all prevalent blast races in the southern USA. CL153 packages the yield potential, blast tolerance and milling quality advances in a plant that offers excellent standability.


  • Exceptional seedling vigor
  • Yield potential equivalent to CL151
  • Outstanding grain quality and milling
  • Lodging resistance


  • Plant Height: 42 inches
  • 50% Heading: 81 days
  • Lodging: Moderately Resistant
  • Grain Quality: Exceptional


  • Seed/lb1: 18,352
  • Seeding rate2: 55-65 lb/A
  • Nitrogen rate3: 120-160 lb N/A
Disease RatingsVSSMSMRR
Sheath BlightO
Straight HeadO
Bacterial Panicle Blight*O
Narrow Brown Leaf Spot*O
Kernel SmutO
False SmutO
VS = Very SusceptibleS = SusceptibleMS = Moderately SusceptibleMR = Moderately ResistantR = Resistant

    *Reactions may differ due to variability of strains among pathogens.

    • 1 Seed/lb is not an exact number; it is an average from multiple samples harvested over a wide geography.
    • 2 Seeding rate is a suggestion based on drill-seeding in ideal conditions and fungicide/insecticide treated seed. Planting non-treated seed is not recommended. Seeding rate should be increased by a minimum of 10 lbs/A when using non-treated seed, planting into a rough seedbed, water-seeding, high-pH soils and soils with salinity issues.
    • 3 Nitrogen rate is a suggested rate based on a two-way split nitrogen application with the first application being applied on dry soil.

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