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March 2019 (5,091KB)

Summary of 2018 University of California Rice Variety Trials - Tillage for weed management in a good water year - Weedy rice: 2018 season wrap-up and looking ahead for 2019

PDF 3/12/19
August 2018 (870KB)

• UCCE Rice Field Day
• 2018 UCCE Rice Yield Contest
• New Watergrass Species: Be on the lookout!
• Testing for Suspected Herbicide Resistance
• Management of stem rot

PDF 8/20/18
July 2018 (437KB)
  • UCCE Rice Production Workshop
  • A weed problem all rice growers should be aware of: Weedy Rice
  • Another field with the suspected new weed species: Sutter County!
  • Planting progress for rice in 2018
  • Weed Control in Rice: Matching Herbicides with the Weeds of Your Field
PDF 8/20/18
April 2018 (498KB)
  • Upcoming Meetings
  • Lookout for New Weed Species!
  • Update on Early Season Arthropod Management
  • Fertility Management
  • 2018 Yield Contest
  • Armyworms 2018: Get Ready
  • Useful Websites
PDF 8/20/18
November 2017 (1,177KB)
  • Upcoming Meetings
  • 2017 Season Wrap-up
  • 2017 Delta Rice Recap
  • Weedy Rice Update 2017
  • Armyworms in 2017
  • Useful Websites
PDF 8/20/18
August 2017 (215KB)
  • 2017 Rice Field Day
  • Rice Disease Update
  • Time for Weedy Rice Scouting!
  • Herbicide Resistance in Rice UCCE Yield Contest
  • 2nd Annual Rice Weed Course
PDF 8/20/18
June 2017 (521KB)

• Save the Dates!
• Cass Mutter Retires!
• Nitrogen and Water Management
• Armyworms Revisited
• How to Select a Follow-up Herbicide
• 2017 Yield Contest
• Grow Rice? Help Birds!
• Useful Websites
• Rice Weed Course

PDF 8/20/18
April 2017 (225KB)
  • Managing late planted rice 
  • Land preparation 
  • Varietal selection 
  • Water management 
  • Fertility management 
  • Weed management 
  • Pest management 
  • No-till rice
  • FAQ
PDF 3/26/18
June 2014 (303KB)
  • Midseason Nitrogen Fertilizer 
  • Rice Blast 
  • Management of Propanil Resistant Sedges 
  • Appointed Vice Provost for UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources 
  • Bird Habitat Program Continues and Expands
PDF 3/26/18
April 2014 (304KB)
  • Midseason Nitrogen Fertilizer 
  • Rice Blast 
  • Management of Propanil Resistant Sedges 
  • Appointed Vice Provost for UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources 
  • Bird Habitat Program Continues and Expands
PDF 6/20/18
April 2012 (723KB)
  • Managing Late Planted Rice,
  • Winged Primeose Willow (WPW)
PDF 9/13/12
August 2011 (379KB)
  • Rice Field Day information  August 31, 2011
  • Armyworms
  • Rice Blast
  • Planning Harvest
  • Using a Desiccant to Accelerate Dry Down


PDF 8/18/11
June 2010
  • Throw Away the Calendar
  • Well, Just how Cold was May?
  • Midseason Nitrogen Fertilizer
  • Managaing Weed Populations to Protect Against Herbicide Resistance
PDF 9/13/12
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  • 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...

  • Stem Rot

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    In the past two years, I have received several reports of fields suffering yield loses due to stem rot. Last year I saw several affected fields. This year, I am starting to get reports of fields being affected. I visited one such field last week. After...

  • Armyworm vs high temperature blanking

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    I was evaluating armyworm injury in plots and noticed there was quite a bit of panicle blanking not caused by armyworms. When armyworms injury panicles, they feed on the rachis of panicle branches, causing those branches to dry out....

  • 2nd Annual Rice Weed Course 2017

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    The 2nd Annual Rice Weed Course will take place:  Friday, September 15, 2017 from 8:30AM to 4:25PM (Registration begins at 7:30AM) at the  Hamilton Road Field (on West Hamilton Rd. between Hwy. 99...

  • Stink bugs on rice

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    For two years in a row I have received a report from a PCA in Yuba County of conchuela stink bugs on rice. This is very unusual; I have never seen these stink bugs on rice before, and I'm not very familiar with them. A quick on-line search shows...

  • Elongated Upper Internode

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    Every year we see some off-types in our public varieties that have a genetic mutation we call elongated upper internode. This mutation causes the internode below the panicle to elongate, resulting in panicles that stick above the canopy. Some have...

  • Weedy Rice Field Meetings August 1st and 2nd

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    Learn how to identify weedy rice Learn to differentiate weedy rice from other grassy weeds See what weedy rice looks like in the field UCCE Rice Farm Advisors will be at two weedy rice locations to show growers, PCAs and other interested parties...

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