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Winter Grower Meetings Scheduled

Winter Grower Meetings Scheduled

Several annual winter meetings are scheduled and available to view on our events calendar, located here.  It includes the meeting date, name and location. Our intent is to provide the information early for assisting with your planning during the busy winter season.

These are the meetings for product updates with Corteva and the Clincher ground rig certification. Valent Grower meetings will be held in coordination with the thiobencarb stewardship. The UCCE Winter meetings with the Farm Advisors and University experts are also posted. The CRC Grower Meetings on January 23 will provide policy updates. You will also find information on SpraySafe Meetings and the Colusa Farm Show Breakfast.

Additional events will be posted as information becomes available.

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Rice Pesticides: Key Links and Updates

The links below include select pesticide updates in an effort to provide the information in an easily accessible way. Please remember, the pesticide label is the ultimate level of enforcement and the county permit conditions can supersede the label with more restrictive requirements. You will find permit conditions and the water hold table for Thiobencarb. County permit conditions have been changed to active ingredient rather than trade or product name. The products with combination formulations could have permit conditions apply to one, and not both, of the active ingredients. In this situation, the most stringent requirements must be followed. The EPA Reg. No. provides additional identification of the individual pesticide products on the Rice Pesticide Update Table.

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