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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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Many of you may be aware the state and federal offices have been closed for a year with staff working remotely. The government agencies are anticipating reopening around June. This has been less an issue for the CRC, since we have been working remote for several years and maintain a satellite office in downtown Sacramento.READ MORE
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A reminder that next Monday, March 15, is the deadline to enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2021.
Those who have not yet signed a 2021 enrollment contract or who want to make an election change should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to make an appointment. Elections for the 2021 crop year are optional and otherwise remain the same as elections made for 2020.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
The CRC Research and Technology Committee has completed an update of the rice variety data sheets for publicly varieties. Grouped by long grain, medium grain and short grain, the comparative information provides marketers and customer a like with a baseline analysis of the high-quality rice produced in the state.READ MORE
We have added nearly 30 new images to the photo library available to industry members. The nearly 180 photos provided are a mix of landscapes, environmental scenes and shots of various stages of rice, from planting through harvest. Please credit the “California Rice Commission” for any images used.READ MORE
The Thiobencarb Mandatory Stewardship Training is a regulatory requirement for the CRC to provide. Training will be a separate online course available later this month with continuing education credit pending, so watch for our future updates.
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