Rice is one of the major crops grown in the Sacramento Valley of California. Aproximately 500,000 acres are planted yearly.
General objectives of the Rice Farming Systems program are:
- To develop and implement educational and applied research programs appropriate for the rice industries in Colusa, Glenn and Yolo Counties.
- To collect and disseminate relevant and current information that will improve rice production and maximize net farm income, while conserving natural resources and safeguarding the environment.
Luis Espino conducts the Cooperative Extension Rice Farming Systems program in Colusa, Glenn and Yolo Counties. Luis has a Ph.D. in Entomology (2007), and M.Ag. (1999) and a B.S. (1996) in Agronomy . Luis can be contacted at the Colusa office at 530-458-0578 or 530-635-6234, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Rice Farm Advisor
Specialty: Entomology, Agronomy
Cooperative Extension Colusa County
PO Box 180, 100 Sunrise Boulevard
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone: (530) 458-0578
UC Rice Blog
Added August 22, 2018
Today I visited two fields with large moth numbers (Hwy 45 and White Rd, and Hwy 45 at Knights Landing). On the White Rd field, where the traps caught about 80 armyworm moths per night last week, I found at least one worm in all stops I...
Added August 15, 2018
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 herbicide resistant watergrass...
Added August 13, 2018
I have been to several farm calls in the past few weeks with this weed (pictured below). I have seen 7 fields between last year and this year that appear to have bad infestations of this new watergrass species (Echinochloa spp.). We are unsure of the...
Added August 10, 2018
I visited a field with leafhopper damage. What was interesting about this field, is that the leafhopper causing the problem was not the aster leafhopper, which is the common one we have in rice. It was a different, green...
Added July 30, 2018
Sign up for the 2018 UCCE Rice Yield Contest! You could win a John Deere side-by-side. 2018 marks the fourth year of the UCCE Rice Yield Contest. We have learned a lot from these contests and have seen yields close to 128 sacks/acre! To enter the Rice...