CL163 is an early, semi-dwarf rice variety first released commercially in 2016. CL163 was developed by Mississippi State University at the Delta Research and Extension Center. This variety is the first Clearfield® variety that has the "Dixiebelle" cook type that is preferred for rice processing. CL163 has also received favorable reviews for key export countries in the Western Hemisphere. CL163 is very susceptible to sheath blight and susceptible to blast but moderately resistant to straight head and moderately susceptible to bacterial panicle blight. It has shown its greatest yield potential on the heavy clay soils in NE Louisiana, SE Arkansas and Mississippi, often rivaling CL151.
|Bacterial Panicle Blight*|
|Narrow Brown Leaf Spot*|
*Reactions may differ due to variability of strains among pathogens.