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Farm Evaluation & Nitrogen Management Plan Website closes soon

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The official due date for the Farm Evaluation (FE) and Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) is March 1, 2019. Please go to calricenews.org and complete the reporting requirement from the 2018 crop year. This is the fourth year for the Rice Waste Discharge Requirements (Rice WDR) reporting requirement.

Please utilize the onscreen instructions to assist in filling out the information. The Grower Dashboard allows you to begin the reporting by entering the last seven digits of your pesticide use permit number from the county agricultural commissioner’s office. This is either the restricted materials permit or private applicator number, depending on the county.

Use one login button for all three reporting areas: FE, previous year NMP and current year NMP. You need to complete the FE before moving onto the previous year NMP. Both require reporting of your farming practices from 2018. The current year NMP is your planning tool for the upcoming planting season.

The completed and submitted reports can be accessed after the site is closed for maintenance. This allows you to retrieve and print reports throughout the year.

Access through: www.calrice.news.org

  • Click on: Waste Discharge Requirement
  • Click on: Start an Evaluation under Rice WDR Farm Evaluation
  • Enter the last seven digits of your pesticide use permit number

For additional information and updates, you can read the posts under www.calricenews.org and click on Waste Discharge Requirements and access the Frequently Asked Questions.

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