Here’s the latest from University of California Rice Farm Advisor Luis Espino on the armyworm situation.
Except for one location, true armyworm numbers remain low. Luis advises growers to continue scouting late planted fields.
By Tyson Redpath, The Russell Group
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University of California Cooperative Extension Sutter-Yuba-Colusa is holding a series of webinars this month and October, to provide research updates on some of the major crops in the Sacramento Valley. The classes are relevant to growers throughout California and are primarily focused on pest management and pesticide safety.READ MORE
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