Information released today by UCCE Rice Advisor Luis Espino shows a slight increase in the number of armyworm moths trapped in rice country.
The latest figures may correlate with the second of two usual peaks of armyworm activity, which typically hits around mid-August. Last year’s mid-August outbreak was considered mild.
Ballots for open grower seats on the CRC board have been mailed. Look for the envelope in your mailbox and return your ballot to CDFA, postmarked no later than August 10. READ MORE
For those who may be interested in participating in the BirdReturns Program this fall, please note that the current bidding window will close on Tuesday, July 31 at 5:00 pm. This is a ricelands habitat program implemented by The Nature Conservancy in coordination with the CRC. READ MORE
This week’s armyworm update from UCCE Rice Advisor Luis Espino indicates very few detections in most areas. READ MORE
From rice fertility to diseases and weeds, the University of California Cooperative Extension has scheduled its 2018 Rice Production Workshop for August 7. READ MORE
Those planning on attending tomorrow’s BirdReturns Workshop should note a venue change. The meeting will still start at 11 a.m. as previously stated, but instead it will be held at the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau Office on 475 North Palora Avenue. READ MORE
Yuba County grower Charley Mathews Jr. has been unanimously elected as the new chair of USA Rice. Voting happened today during the annual USA Rice July business meetings in Dallas, Texas. READ MORE
The latest update from UCCE Rice Advisor Luis Espino indicates moth numbers are dropping. READ MORE
The California Rice Commission (CRC) is pleased to partner with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on the next phase of a shorebird habitat conservation program called BirdReturns. We will soon be accepting bids from growers who are interested in providing shorebird habitat in early fall. READ MORE