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 April 6, 2018
This year, with the help of Dow AgroSciences, I will increase the number of armyworm traps that I have been monitoring. The idea is to give growers and PCAs more localized information so that they can have a better idea of what's going on near them, and...
Added January 8, 2018
2018 Annual Rice Grower Meetings Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension -------------- 5 Locations -------------- WHERE & WHEN Woodland: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1:30 pm, Cracchiolo's Market,...
Added November 14, 2017
The 2017 season kicked off with much fanfare regarding weedy rice. Thanks to the vigilance of the entire rice industry, the UCCE Rice Advisors received many calls regarding weedy rice, starting in late June, as growers finished their herbicide...
Added September 11, 2017
In the past two years, I have received several reports of fields suffering yield loses due to stem rot. Last year I saw several affected fields. This year, I am starting to get reports of fields being affected. I visited one such field last week. After...
Added August 25, 2017
I was evaluating armyworm injury in plots and noticed there was quite a bit of panicle blanking not caused by armyworms. When armyworms injury panicles, they feed on the rachis of panicle branches, causing those branches to dry out....