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Thiobencarb Results improving

Thiobencarb Results improving

Thiobencarb monitoring was off to a rough start with nine exceedances of the 1.5 µg/L (parts per billion) performance goal in the agricultural drains. The performance goal, established in 1991, is set in the Central Valley Water Board Basin Plan. Our concern was the exceedances began the second week of monitoring rather than the typical mid-season timing coordinating with Memorial Day. 

Fortunately, we have had no detections in the river, which is the point of compliance for the Central Valley Water Board. The water quality objective in the river is 1.0 µg/L at the city drinking water intakes. The water quality objective is set at a level to mitigate nuisance from taste and odor from thiobencarb elevated levels. 

The monitoring season will extend until July 16. We are positive the monitoring results through June 18 will continue through the end of the season. 

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Updated Rice Variety Data Sheets

Updated Rice Variety Data Sheets

The CRC Research and Technology Committee has completed an update of the rice variety data sheets for publicly varieties. Grouped by long grain, medium grain and short grain, the comparative information provides marketers and customer a like with a baseline analysis of the high-quality rice produced in the state. 

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Valent Grower Meeting and CRC Stewardship Update

The Thiobencarb Mandatory Stewardship Training is a regulatory requirement for the CRC to provide. Training will be a separate online course available later this month with continuing education credit pending, so watch for our future updates.

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