As we enter summer, armyworm monitoring and trapping efforts will intensify.
Moth numbers are starting to increase along the northern part of the valley, according to UC Rice Farming Systems Advisor and Butte County Director, Luis Espino.READ MORE
The Intrepid® 2F Section 18 is approved for use again in 2021. Section 18 labels are available through the county agricultural commissioner offices when you add Intrepid® 2F to your pesticide permit.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.
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