Weedy Rice

Reminder: Your help is requested for Weedy Rice Survey

Reminder: Your help is requested for Weedy Rice Survey

From Whitney Brim-DeForest and Luis Espino, Rice Farming Systems Advisors
University of California Cooperative Extension

Dear Rice Grower/Cooperator,

Within the last few weeks, a questionnaire was mailed and e-mailed to you because your operation was selected to help in a study of rice production practices in California and their effects on weedy rice infestations.

If you or someone at your operation has already completed and returned the questionnaire, please accept our sincere thanks. If not, please do so at your earliest convenience. Anyone completing the questionnaire should be over the age of 18. We are especially grateful for your help with this important study.

If you did not receive a questionnaire, or if it was misplaced, please call us today at 530-822-7515 and we will mail or e-mail another one to you. The online version can be found here: http://bit.ly/WeedyRice.

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