Rice production information for Colusa, Glenn and Yolo Counties.
Jul 30, 2020
COLUSA COUNTY AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT
Commissioner Greg Hinton Phone: 530-458-0580
100 Sunrise Blvd. Suite F Fax: 530-458-5000
Colusa, CA 95932 Email: email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2020
Contact: Colusa County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
Mysterious and Unsolicited Seed Shipments Arriving in Colusa County
The California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) has become aware of a number of reports regarding “mysterious and unsolicited seed shipments from China.” These shipments have been arriving at homeowner and business locations throughout the country, including here in Colusa County. The package contents typically list the contents as jewelry, toys, or a number code.
The CDFA is currently in communication with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to determine what the actions will be for these seed packages. In the meantime, CDFA is instructing residents not to open any unsolicited seed packets received. In addition, please DO NOT PLANT or dispose of the seeds. Instead, please immediately contact the Colusa County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office if you come into possession of these unsolicited seeds, and we will arrange to pick up the seeds or you may drop them off at our office.
Seeds that are legally sold to residents of California must go through proper channels in order to protect California’s multi-billion dollar agricultural industry. Colusa County is one of California’s significant seed producing locations. Seeds with unknown origin and those that have not been properly inspected, treated, or tested may have a significant impact on our local industry and ag based economy.
If you have received these seeds, please contact our office via the options below to arrange for delivery or pick up. If you have planted any seed
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Mar 13, 2020
The meeting "Training for field workers in Spanish" scheduled for March 24 has being cancelled in order to comply with the guidelines released by the California Department of Public Health. We are working on rescheduling the event and will communicate the new date promptly.
If you have any questions, please call me, 530-635-6234.
Rice Farm Advisor, UCCE Butte and Glenn Counties
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Mar 2, 2020
Meeting Announcement: Training for Field Workers in Spanish
"Soil, Water, and Pest Management Training for Field Workers in Spanish"
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020, 8:00 - 11:30
142A Garden Highway, Yuba City
This training is for field managers and operators working on field crops such as rice, wheat, alfalfa, beans, sunflower, etc. Tree crops managers and operators are welcomed as well, but the emphasis will be in field crops.
The training aims to give field workers without formal education a basic understanding of plant physiology, soil management, water use, and pest management, so they understand field operations better and become more engaged in the farming operations.
The training will be conducted in Spanish. For questions, contact Luis Espino, 530-635-6234 or Sarah Light, 530-822-7515.
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Dec 9, 2019
2020 Annual Rice Grower Meetings
Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension
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WHERE & WHEN
Richvale: Monday, Jan. 13, 8:30am, Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale
Willows: Monday, Jan. 13, 1:30pm, Glenn County Office of Education, 311 South Villa Avenue, Willows
Colusa: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 8:30 am, Colusa Casino Resort, 3770 Hwy 45, Colusa
Yuba City: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1:30 pm, Veterans Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City
Woodland: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1:30 pm, Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St, Woodland
TIME: Doors open at 8:00 am and meetings start at 8:30 am at Richvale and Colusa.Doors open at 1:00 pm and meetings start at 1:30 pm at Glenn, Yuba City and Woodland.
8:00 am (1:00 pm) Doors open, sign-in, coffee
8:30 am (1:30 pm) Call meeting to order
Rice Research Board Nominations – Dana Dickey, Rice Research Board
8:35 am (1:35 pm) California Rice Commission Referendum – Tim Johnson, California Rice Commission
8:50 am (1:50 pm) Drinking Water Well Requirement – Roberta Firoved, California Rice Commission
9:00 am (2:00 pm) Rice Pesticide and Regulatory Update – County Ag Commissioner
9:15 am (2:15 pm) Variety Update – Kent McKenzie, Rice Experiment Station
9:30 am (2:30 pm) Weedy Rice – Whitney Brim-DeForest, UCCE
9:45 am (2:45 pm) Disease Management – Luis Espino, UCCE
10:00 am (3:00 pm) Arthropod Management – Ian Grettenberger, UCCE
10:15 am (3:15 pm
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Aug 22, 2018
Don't forget the rice field day! - Management of stem rot - New watergrass species - Testing for suspected herbicide resistance - Rice Yield Contest
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Jun 25, 2018
Rice Production Workshop - Planting recap for 2018 - Weed control in rice: matching herbicides with weeds of your field - A weed problem all rice growers should be aware of: weedy rice.
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Apr 6, 2018
Fertility Management Tips - Look Out for New Weed Species - Early Season Arthropod Management Update - Armyworms 2018: Get Ready - 2018 Yield Contest
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Nov 14, 2017
2017 Rice Recap - Delta Rice Recap - End of Year Weedy Rice Update - Armyworms Again
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Aug 7, 2017
Herbicide Resistance in Rice - Rice Disease Update - Time for Weedy Rice Scouting - Rice Yield Contest - Don't Forget the Rice Field Day!
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Jun 6, 2017
Nitrogen and Water Management - How to Select Follow-up Herbicides - Armyworms Revisited - Cass Mutters Retires - 2017 Yield Contest
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Mar 15, 2017
Summary of 2016 University of California Rice Variety Trials - Biological Characteristics of Weedy Rice Compared to Cultivated Rice - Workshop Announcement: Insect Pest Management in Rice Mills and Rice Storage Facilities.
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Sep 28, 2016
Red Alert! - Best Management Practices for Weedy Red Rice - 2016 Armyworm Wrap Up
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Jul 18, 2016
Don't forget the rice field day! - 2016 Rice Yield Contest - Rice Weed Course - Armyworm Update - Emerging Weed Issues - Meet our New Rice Advisor in Sutter, Yuba, Placer and Sacramento Counties
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May 17, 2016
Weedy Red Rice - Best Management Practices for Weedy Red Rice - Winged Water-Primrose Update
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Mar 22, 2016
Summary of 2015 University of California rice variety trials - When is the optimal time to plant rice in the Sacramento Valley? - Preparing for armyworms.
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Aug 3, 2015
Collecting weed seeds for herbicide-resistance testing - Armyworm outbreak: what's next? - Salinity management in rice - Rice Production Workshop presentations available on-line - Resistant Weed Testing Form
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Jun 22, 2015
Meeting Announcement: Rice Production Workshop - New UC Rice On-line - Midseason Nitrogen - Diseases and Cultural Practices - Bird Habitat Program Continues and Expands
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Apr 30, 2015
Tadpole shrimp research update; Arthropod management update
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Feb 28, 2015
Summary of 2014 University of California Statewide Rice Variety Trials, Managing rice with limited water
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Jul 31, 2014
Water Management to Mitigate Blanking, Rice Yields Components, Rice Strawlage, Planning Harvest and Rice Field Day announcement.
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Jan 1, 2015
Management of Propanil Resistant Sedges - Midseason Nitrogen Fertilizers - Bird Habitat Continues and Expands - Factors Related to Rice Blast Incidence and Severity - Chris Greer Appointed Vice Provost for University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources
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May 1, 2014
Managing rice with limited water - Flooding time and seedling pests - Stay up-to-date with the UC Rice Blog
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Feb 6, 2014
Summary of 2013 University of California Statewide Rice Variety Trials
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Apr 16, 2013
Summary of 2012 University of California Statewide Rice Variety Trials
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Jul 30, 2012
Propanil-resistant smallflower umbrellasedge - Armyworms - Rice Experiment Station Field Day announcement
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Jun 21, 2012
Behavior of winged primrose willow and herbicide options for control - Rice tillering.
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Mar 21, 2012
Summary of 2011 University of California Statewide Rice Variety Trials
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Sep 20, 2011
Weed alert: new weed identified in California rice.
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Aug 16, 2011
Rice blast: more of the same with a bit of a twist in 2011 - Armyworms - 2011: About the same as last year.
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Apr 1, 2011
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Sep 24, 2010What a year for rice blast - How long does it take for rice to ripen? - Measuring grain moisture content before harvest - Insects of farm stored rice - Using a desiccant to accelerate dry down.
Jun 24, 2010Temperature and plant growth, midseason nitrogen fertilizer, managing weed populations to protect against herbicide resistance.
Apr 27, 2010Pre-plant nitrogen starter application, nitrogen and early drains, managing late planted rice, early season rice diseases.
Mar 8, 20102009 rice variety trial results, red rice update, rice water weevil distribution in California rice fields.
Jul 31, 2009Panicle initiation and differentiation, herbicide programs for resistant late watergrass, managing nitrogen fertilization for early season drains
May 19, 2009Monitoring early pests, herbicide programs for resistant late watergrass, measuring salinity of irrigation water
Apr 8, 20092008 rice statistics 2008 rice variety trials results Red rice survey What is the real cause of high rice prices?
Aug 4, 2008Rice Experiment Station Field Day, panicle blanking, blast, fighting mosquitoes in Colusa County.
Sep 30, 2010Phosphate and Rice-Field Algae Understanding Nitrogen Losses Due to Early Field Drainage Straw Incorporation and Nitrogen Management
Mar 20, 20092007 variety trials results for Colusa, Glenn and Yolo Counties.
Jan 31, 2008Rice straw meeting announcement, alternative stand establishment methods management tips, rice establishment systems in 2007
Nov 26, 20082008 Winter meetings locations and agenda. Announcement of the Rice Technical Working Group meeting in San Diego, Feb. 18-21 2008