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Thiobencarb Monitoring Schedule

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Weekly monitoring will start at all sites tomorrow, May 7. We increase monitoring around the Memorial Day holiday weekend with the program continuing into July.

Please reference the thiobencarb waterhold chart in communication when making irrigation decisions. The Department of Pesticide Regulation provides waterholding information in the Rice Pesticides Water Management Requirements Summary (pdf) and the table we created of waterhold, pre-harvest interval and restricted entry interval for rice pesticide (pdf). Please note, the table does not supersede the label instructions and county permit conditions.

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CHP Rice Equipment Transport Issues

CHP Rice Equipment Transport Issues

Several weeks ago, contract haulers of farm equipment in the Sacramento Valley reported enforcement actions when moving combines. At issue was the interpretation of the vehicle code that allows farmers to haul their own equipment without a permit but not contract haulers. Shortly thereafter, the movement of stompers was impacted due to their oversized width. CHP indicated that a CHP escort was needed to move the equipment. Booking an escort is about two weeks out and comes at a cost of $1,500.

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