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Reviewing Rice Variety Options prior to Planting Season

Reviewing Rice Variety Options prior to Planting Season

A new blog from University of California Cooperative Extension Rice Specialist Bruce Linquist provides insight into medium grain rice varieties prior to the upcoming planting season.

Here’s a link to the blog, which provides a detailed summary of the statewide variety trial testing program funded by the California Rice Research Board. 

The trials were conducted at eight grower managed fields at different locations in the Sacramento Valley.

The UCCE Rice Website has other articles and information useful for growers, covering a wide range of subjects including armyworm, diseases, fertilizer and straw management.

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CRC Board Nominations Underway

The CRC has a number of seats up for election for a three-year term on the board. Check your mailbox for the open seats and nomination form. You can nominate yourself or someone you believe would make a great board member. Forms are due back by July 15th

Didn’t receive a nomination form? Call 916-387-2264 and we will get one out to you.

Available Seats*District
01District 2: Colusa County
13District 3: Glenn and Tehama counties, and counties north thereof
33District 4: Yuba and Sutter counties
33District 5: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer and Yolo counties, and counties south thereof

*No seats are open in Butte

NCWA’s Updated Water Year Outlook & Impacts

NCWA’s Updated Water Year Outlook & Impacts

The Northern California Water Association has released the most updated water year outlook, which includes a newly released economic impact report centered on Sacramento Valley rice country.

The study by the University of California, Davis details economic income losses to all crops in the region, with the rice industry facing more than $703 million in drought-related impacts, mainly to rice mills, dryers and suppliers.

This latest water year update also details urban conservation requirements and current groundwater levels.

Click here to view the full report.