Weedy Rice Survey 2020

Jul 16, 2020

The UCCE Rice Team will be starting a survey of weedy rice across the rice-growing counties in the next week. We are surveying fields that are known to have weedy rice infestations (from reports from the past 3 years). We will use this opportunity to update the extent of the infestation, collect samples, and pull out as many weedy rice plants as possible (from fields that have low infestations). 

If you are a grower or PCA with a field that has had an infestation in the past, we will be reaching out to you to let you know when we will be visiting. 

A big thank you to the California Rice Commission for providing the funding for this survey. For more information about weedy rice in California, visit caweedyrice.com

For questions regarding the survey, feel free to reach out to Luis Espino (laespino@ucanr.edu), Whitney Brim-DeForest (wbrimdeforest@ucanr.edu), or Michelle Leinfelder-Miles (mmleinfeldermiles@ucanr.edu). 

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