Weedy Rice

Updating Weed Rice Issues

Updating Weed Rice Issues

The UC Cooperative Extension continues to do an excellent job providing growers with current information regarding the battle against weedy rice in California.

Here’s a link to the latest developments, including details on a Weedy Rice Workshop this summer, updated research and the need for more weedy rice survey data from growers.

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Weedy Rice

Growers Should Consider Fallowing Worst Weedy Rice Fields This Year

By Whitney Brim-DeForest and Tim Johnson 

The absence of a registered herbicide to control weedy rice in California leaves growers with fewer options to control this important pest. Planting clean seed, as required by the Certification Act, is an important control measure and roguing can help control lower levels of infestation. For heavily infested fields, growers may want to consider fallowing, as outlined in the UCCE Weedy Rice Best Management Practices during this short water year. 

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