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Managing Nitrogen Fertilizer when it Rains during Planting

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Here’s a link to a new blog from Bruce Linquist, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist.

Bruce covers three scenarios that may arise, following this month’s heavy rainfall during rice planting.

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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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