The Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) Worker Health and Safety Branch developed the Pesticide Safety Information Series (PSIS) leaflets primarily as a training aid for employees. The PSIS leaflets are now available in English, Spanish and Punjabi as PDF format. READ MORE
A crisis section 18 for Intrepid® 2F to control armyworm was approved earlier this year. Documenting your loss, whether or not you used Intrepid® 2F, is necessary to resubmit the application for a section 18 this next year. Please take the time now to provide the necessary information as documentation of your loss. We will submit the application shortly after the first of the year as it takes approximately three months for a section 18 to go through the approval process at both the state and federal levels.
Submit your armyworm loss information to an online survey Luis Espino created at the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) site. Another option is completing the CRC paper form for providing loss information. Please send information to the attention of the CRC’s Roberta Firoved. The table of alternative insecticides is provided for your reference.
Documentation is necessary on your loss and the effectiveness of the alternatives resulting from the armyworm outbreak in 2015. If the armyworm is not present in 2016, the documentation will provide support of the section 18 emergency exemption in future years.
Your responses to either the UCANR survey or the CRC form will provide necessary documentation. Thank you for your help in supporting the Intrepid® 2F section 18.
We are pleased to announce that we have reached agreement with the holder of the trademark for Calrose in China to allow the CRC to license the trademark and provide use of the variety name to our members. READ MORE
The months following rice harvest are among the busiest for industry meetings. Our industry calendar is a helpful, single location to keep up to date. READ MORE
The good news is that there were no Bolero, Abolish, or League MVP (thiobencarb) detections in the Sacramento River and the City of Sacramento drinking water intake this year. Monitoring results at the City of West Sacramento showed one detection at the minimum level of 0.1 parts per billion (ppb). READ MORE
Since 2013, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has collaborated with the California Rice Commission (CRC) on an innovative program to provide valuable habitat for a variety of waterbirds in the fall and spring seasons. It is a unique, market-based program that funds these additional waterbird habitat practices though an auction process. READ MORE
Your help is needed now to support a section 18 emergency exemption for Intrepid® 2F to control armyworm this next year.
Submit your armyworm loss information to an online survey Luis Espino created at the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Website. Another option is completing the CRC paper form for providing loss information. The Alternative Insecticide Table is provided for your reference. READ MORE
We are pleased to announce the next phase of a conservation program called BirdReturns. The goal of this next effort will be to provide additional valuable flooded waterbird habitat in the spring of 2016. The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in close coordination with the CRC, will begin the application process for interested growers later this month. READ MORE