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    Sulfide toxicity vs blast

    I recently visited a couple of fields that were showing signs of sulfide toxicity. At first sight, the symptoms could be confused with blast. Plants dry out and turn brown, panicles blank out. However, plants affected by sulfide won't have any...


    By Luis Espino
    Author - Rice Farming Systems Advisor & Butte County Director
  • Weed seed collection for herbicide resistance testing

    It's that time again! If you would like to submit seeds for herbicide resistance testing, many weed species will be maturing right about now. The UCCE Rice Weeds Program tests grower submitted seed samples of potentially...


    By Whitney Brim-DeForest
    Author - County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
  • Figure 1. Watergrass panicles, from left to right: late watergrass, barnyardgrass, early watergrass. (Photo credit: Luis Espino, UCANR).
    Collecting Watergrass Seed: Field Submissions Needed!

    The UCCE Rice Team is conducting a field survey to collect watergrass samples over the next few weeks. The samples will be grown out in the greenhouse to help us start figuring out the identification and phenotypic characteristics (how to...


    By Whitney Brim-DeForest
    Author - County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
  • UCANR Rice Virtual Field Day

    This field day is open to the public. Please share broadly to those who may be interested in attending. UCANR California Rice Virtual Field Day When: August 26, 2020, 1:00-3:00 PM Where: Online Zoom Webinar Host: Whitney Brim DeForest, UC...


    By Whitney Brim-DeForest
    Author - County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
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    2020 Blast Update

    I have been getting quite a few questions regarding blast, mostly from Glenn and Colusa counties. It seems that 2020 will be a year with significant blast pressure.  Under California conditions, blast can be observed in fields before heading. This...


    By Luis Espino
    Author - Rice Farming Systems Advisor & Butte County Director

University of California Rice Project:  http://ucanr.edu/sites/UCRiceProject/

UCCE Sutter-Yuba Rice Notes Newsletter:  http://cesutter.ucanr.edu/news_204522/Rice_Notes/

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University of California Cooperative Extension
Sutter-Yuba Counties
 
Whitney Brim-DeForest
UCCE Farm Advisor
Sutter, Yuba, Sacramento and Placer Counties
142A Garden Hwy
Yuba City, CA 95991
 
Office: (530) 822-7515
Cell: (541) 292-2419

email: wbrimdeforest@ucanr.edu