1900-1949
1909 Beaumont Center established
1914 USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) joined the Beaumont Center
1941 TRIA formed and began to produce Foundation Seed for Texas
1942 First Variety for Combine Harvest: Texas Patna
1946 TRIA purchased 600 acres of land for rice research
1949 Moved to the present location
1950-1969

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1951 First Early Maturing Variety : Century Patna 231
1960 First Hoja Blanca Virus Resistant Variety: Gulfrose
1961 First Very Early Maturing Variety: Belle Patna
1961 Ratoon Cropping First Commercialized
1961 First Grass Herbicide: Propanil
1965 First Blast Resistant Variety: Dawn
1967 Multiple N Applications Based on Stage of Development
1970-1979

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1970-1974 Zinc Deficiency Control
1971 Western Area Research Sites Established
1972 Ordram & Propanil for Broad Spectrum Weed Management
1974 First Widely Used Fungicide for Blast Control: Benlate
1974 Water Quality Studies Initiated
1975 Winter Rice Nursery in Puerto Rice Established
1975 DD-50 Program for Growth Stage Identification
1975 Rice Production Guidelines Initiated
1979 Rice Newsletter published as a supplement to Production Guidelines

1980-1989

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1980-1983 Critical Soil Test Levels Established for P&K
1981 Critical Oxygen Levels Established for Rice Seedlings
1981 First U.S. Semi-Dwarf Lodging Resistant Variety: Bellemont
1983 First Sheath Blight Tolerant Variety: Pecos
1983 First Semi-Dwarf, High Yielding, High Quality Variety: Lemont
1983 Texas Semidwarfs Receive 5% Hurricane Damage, Other Varieties 50%
1984 Formation of the Texas Rice Research Foundation Enhances Rice Research Program through check-off funds
1988 Revised Economic Thresholds for Rice Stink Bug
1990-present

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1990 Texas A&M Expanded and Remodeled the Beaumont Center $3.3 million
1990 Water Management to Improve Yield and Reduce Water Use
1990-1995 Rice Field Methane Emissions Quantified
1991 First in U.S. to Use Chlorophyll Meter for PD Nitrogen
1991 Main Crop Stem Carbohydrates Linked to Ratoon Yields
1992 DNA Markers Used to Identify Texas Varieties
1992 Gibberellic Acid Seed Treatment
1993 Reduced Tillage for Rice
1994 Revised Economic Injury Levels for Rice Water Weevil
1995 Facet Herbicide for Weed Management
1995 Blackbird Roost Management
1996 First Blast Resistant, Sheath Blight Tolerant Variety: Jefferson
1997 Texas A&M and TRIA Upgraded Foundation Seed Processing Plant
1997-1999 New Insect Mgmt. Technology - Karate, Icon, Dimilin
1998 IPM Program for Chinch Bug Developed
1998 Rice IPM Program Developed
2001 Began publication of Texas Rice Newsletter

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