Weedy Rice

Weedy Rice

Growers Should Consider Fallowing Worst Weedy Rice Fields This Year

By Whitney Brim-DeForest and Tim Johnson 

The absence of a registered herbicide to control weedy rice in California leaves growers with fewer options to control this important pest. Planting clean seed, as required by the Certification Act, is an important control measure and roguing can help control lower levels of infestation. For heavily infested fields, growers may want to consider fallowing, as outlined in the UCCE Weedy Rice Best Management Practices during this short water year. 

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Reminder: Your help is requested for Weedy Rice Survey

Reminder: Your help is requested for Weedy Rice Survey

From Whitney Brim-DeForest and Luis Espino, Rice Farming Systems Advisors
University of California Cooperative Extension

Dear Rice Grower/Cooperator,

Within the last few weeks, a questionnaire was mailed and e-mailed to you because your operation was selected to help in a study of rice production practices in California and their effects on weedy rice infestations. READ MORE

Weedy Rice Survey – Your help is needed

Weedy Rice Survey – Your help is needed

From UCCE Rice Advisors Luis Espino and Whitney Brim-Deforest

Dear Rice Grower/Cooperator:

The University of California is conducting a survey of weedy rice infestation and rice production practices that may affect weedy rice persistence and infestation levels. READ MORE