A final update on weedy rice for the past season has just been released. Here’s a link to learn more from the University of California Cooperative Extension about the work done to combat this issue. READ MORE
In their latest e-newsletter, the University of California Cooperative Extension provides details of the resources acquired and information gained from last season in the fight against weedy rice. Congratulations to rice farm advisor Whitney Brim-DeForest and the UC Rice Team, who were awarded the UC Cooperative Extension Presidential Endowment of $1 million for research. READ MORE
We offer the following information relative to the Weedy Rice Regulation being pursued by the Certification Committee regarding additional documents added to the rulemaking file. Interested parties have likely already been following, but we wanted to make sure you were aware of the information. READ MORE
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) just posted an update on weedy rice for this season in area rice fields. There were 53 samples submitted for testing, with 15 confirmed to be weedy rice.
An encouraging sign was the level of cooperation by all involved on this subject, which is a key to reducing infestations.
Working with the University of California Cooperative Extension, we have shot and editred a new video from a rice field in Colusa County, showing how to identify weedy rice. Here’s the video from UCCE Rice Advisor Whitney Brim-DeForest: READ MORE
UCCE Rice Advisors will be at two weedy rice locations in the valley next week, to show growers, PCAs and other interested parties how to identify weedy rice before harvest.
The meetings will be next Tuesday, August 1, in Maxwell and Wednesday, August 2, in Nicolaus. Both are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Stop by at either of these locations to look at samples and fields, which takes about 20-minutes. READ MORE