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How to Collect Herbicide Resistant Weed Seed for Testing

It may be a bit early in the season to start thinking about herbicide resistance, but in just a couple of weeks, most rice growers will have put out their last herbicide applications, and it will be time to start scouting. University of California...

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 4:16 PM

New Weedy Rice Materials for the 2017 Season

Poster and pamphlet for weedy rice identificaiton in California

Over the past year, weedy rice has become a top issue in California rice, both for individual growers and for the industry as a whole. Working together, the University of California Cooperative Extension and the California Rice Commission have come...

Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Tags: Rice (6), Weedy rice (2)

Some Weeds Ahead Of Rice This Year

Mexican sprangletop that has already set seed (about 20 days after rice seeding)

I went out on a few farm calls in the past week, and have noticed a trend. Due to the unusually wet weather this spring, some of the weeds are already producing seed out in the field! This occurs when the field was moist or wet in the spring, and was...

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Armyworms Are Back

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I have received reports of significant defoliation due to armyworms from several areas: Glenn, Colusa, Butte and Yolo counties. In most areas the defoliation is severe but the area affected within fields still small. I inspected a field in...

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:06 PM

Armyworm Monitoring 2017 - Week of June 19


Moth numbers have increased since the week of June 12, specially in the Colusa trap. The degree day model predicted worms in the fifth instar by June 22; I'm starting to receive  reports of worms in Colusa, Glenn and Butte counties. Keep your...

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 2:36 PM

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