The weekly update from UCCE Rice Farming Systems Advisor Luis Espino indicates a growing armyworm population in the Sacramento Valley. Here’s his update:READ MORE
Here’s the latest on Armyworm trapping from UCCE Rice Farm Advisor Luis Espino:
Except for one field, all traps are showing very low numbers. There are still a few worms out there, but I have not seen any fields with high numbers. In some of the fields that are headed I started to notice armyworm panicle injury, but at very low levels. As fields go into heading, and moth populations start increasing, risk of panicle injury will also increase.READ MORE
The UCCE Rice Team will soon carry out a survey of weedy rice across our growing region.
Fields with a recent history of weed rice infestations will be surveyed. Here’s a link to more information on this effort.
The Intrepid® 2F Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 62719-442) Section 18 Emergency Exemption has been issued for use in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba Counties. The effective dates are April 20 to October 4, 2020.READ MORE
The steady flow of information from UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) rice experts continues with two new posts.READ MORE