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Thiobencarb Monitoring Moves to Fifth and Sixth Weeks

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Thiobencarb monitoring results report numbers at most sites on May 30 and June 4. The monitoring numbers exceeded the 1.5 µg/L (parts per billion) performance goal at the upper part of Colusa Basin Drain (CBD5) on May 30, and the lower part of the drainage (CBD1) May 30 and June 4. This now counts as seven exceedances of the performance goal into the sixth week of monitoring.

Good news is the increase in monitoring results exceeding the performance goal trend to a decrease with the highest result at 1.9 µg/L on June 4. The river site and city drinking water intakes remain at non-detectable levels for thiobencarb.

The season is almost half way over. We will extend the thiobencarb monitoring one additional week with the later start to the season.

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Link to Day Two of the CRC Virtual Grower Meeting

Link to Day Two of the CRC Virtual Grower Meeting

Here is the link to the second day of the 2021 California Rice Commission Virtual Grower Meeting. 

Today’s speakers include Tyson Redpath of The Russell Group with a look at federal issues impacting our industry, David Guy of the Northern California Water Association on our water outlook and Betsy Ward of USA Rice with updates on key trade and policy initiatives.

We are providing this information in a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Here is today’s portion of the CRC Virtual Grower Meeting:

Please contact CRC Communications Manager Jim Morris with any questions at (916) 205-5395 or jim.morris@calrice.org.