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Enrollment Opportunity – State Winter Flooding Program

Enrollment Opportunity – State Winter Flooding Program

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now soliciting applications for its second year of the California Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program (State Winter Flooding Program). In 2018, the State Legislature passed AB 2348, a bill carried by Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry to enact the State Winter Flooding Program and authorized $5 million to support the initial development and start-up of the Program.  

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LAST Chance to Vote!

LAST Chance to Vote!

Growers have until August 3 to vote on the CRC Major Amendment to increase the assessment cap. The increase is proposed in order to cover projected increases in costs for the Rice Waste Discharge Requirement (WDR) over the next nine years. 

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Armyworm Numbers trending lower

Armyworm Numbers trending lower

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.

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