The question frequently comes up if this is the last year for thiobencarb use in rice. The answer now is…maybe. For the first time since the CRC took over management from the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) in 2003, the program received a conditional approval after eight exceedances of the performance goal in 2019.READ MORE
Here is updated information from Kahn, Soares & Conway on the Families First Act following additional clarification from the US Treasury Department.READ MORE
Our California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation just wrapped up the inaugural season of the Bid4Birds program, which incentivizes rice growers to utilize their fields as temporary seasonal wetland habitat for migrating shorebirds and other waterbirds.
This season, the Foundation enrolled six rice growers into Bid4Birds, involving 18 rice fields in the Sacramento Valley, creating about 1,500 acres of vital shoulder season habitat. During site visits, 45 different species of birds were observed and documented utilizing enrolled fields.
For more information, please contact the Rice Commission’s Wildlife Programs Manager, Luke Matthews, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 607-8988.
Cal-OSHA Guidance for Ag
OSHA has issued the following guidance documents on COVID-19 for Ag operations. This document can serve as a good checklist for your operations.READ MORE
CA Approved Surface Sanitizers
The CRC has complied the following list of approved sanitizers for use in California from the much longer EPA list released last week. These materials can be used to clean surfaces in plants and on farms. The list is presented by type – wipes, solids, ready to use and dilutable and includes information on contact time.READ MORE