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Report Highlights Our Industry’s Essential Role

Report Highlights Our Industry’s Essential Role

Essential is the theme of the 2020 California Rice Commission Annual Report, which should be arriving in your mail shortly.

The report reviews the events of a very different year, including impacts from COVID-19. Work in key program area is highlighted, including water quality, crop protection, conservation and communications. It also looks ahead to future challenges for our industry, such as zero emission tractors, salts and a nesting cover initiative.

This report showcases a some of the many photographs we take each year of the people, places and wildlife that make California Rice all that it is. 

Click here to download a copy of the 2020 CRC Annual Report. 

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Lambda-cyhalothrin to be extensively monitored in Rice this year

Lambda-cyhalothrin to be extensively monitored in Rice this year

We start monitoring Lambda-cyhalothrin (Warrior, Lambda-cy, Silencer, etc.) in the water column plus sediment sampling this year. The sampling takes place at the drain sites we use for thiobencarb monitoring. This will be our first experience with compliance to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements. The TMDL is a forever monitoring program and we anticipate positive results leading to future modifications. We have never had an issue with our long history monitoring the pyrethroid insecticides. However, we have no ability to correlate the past results with the newer and much lower analytical methods.

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Here are Key Links and Updates for Rice Pesticides

Here are Key Links and Updates for Rice Pesticides

The following links include select pesticide updates as an effort to provide you with easy access to the information. 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 supplemental labels for thiobencarb. Permit conditions for some pesticides have been changed to active ingredient rather than trade or product name due to new product registrations. Products such as Butte Herbicide, RebelEx CA and RiceEdge 60DF are combination formulations and permit conditions could apply to one of the active ingredients. The EPA Reg. No. provides additional identification of the individual pesticide products on the Rice Pesticide Update Table.

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