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Planting progress for rice in 2018

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I looked at the USDA planting progress for rice in 2018. What the data show is that 50% of the crop was planted by May 14. That is 5 days earlier than last year and a couple days later than average.  The delay was due to significant rains in...

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Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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Some thoughts on monitoring for TPS

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Tadpole shrimp (TPS) are starting to pop up in rice fields. A grower asked me when is the period when rice is “safe” from TPS. He is seeing very small shrimp, and seedlings are already past the first leave stage of rice (lsr). To determine...

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Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:52 PM
Tags: agric (3), arthropods (35), tadpole shrimp (8)

Armyworms 2018: Get Ready

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This year, with the help of Dow AgroSciences, I will increase the number of armyworm traps that I have been monitoring. The idea is to give growers and PCAs more localized information so that they can have a better idea of what's going on near them, and...

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Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
Tags: agric (3), armyworms (16), arthropods (35)

Winter Grower Meetings 2018

2018 Annual Rice Grower Meetings Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension -------------- 5 Locations --------------   WHERE & WHEN  Woodland:         Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1:30 pm, Cracchiolo's Market,...

Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 9:45 AM
Tags: Meeting (1), Rice (8), Winter Grower Meeting (1)

Weedy Rice Update 2017

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The 2017 season kicked off with much fanfare regarding weedy rice. Thanks to the vigilance of the entire rice industry, the UCCE Rice Advisors received many calls regarding weedy rice, starting in late June, as growers finished their herbicide...

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1:46 PM
Tags: agric (3), weedy rice (4)

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