Colusa County
University of California
Colusa County

Rice

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 laespino@ucanr.edu

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Contact

Photo of Luis Espino Luis Espino
Title: Rice Farm Advisor
Specialty: Entomology, Agronomy
Address:
Cooperative Extension Colusa County
PO Box 180, 100 Sunrise Boulevard
Suite E
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone: (530) 458-0578
Email: laespino@ucanr.edu

 

UC Rice Blog

  • Weedy Rice Update 2017

    Added November 14, 2017
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    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...

  • Stem Rot

    Added September 11, 2017
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    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...

  • Armyworm vs high temperature blanking

    Added August 25, 2017
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    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....

  • 2nd Annual Rice Weed Course 2017

    Added August 23, 2017
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    The 2nd Annual Rice Weed Course will take place:  Friday, September 15, 2017 from 8:30AM to 4:25PM (Registration begins at 7:30AM) at the  Hamilton Road Field (on West Hamilton Rd. between Hwy. 99...

  • Stink bugs on rice

    Added August 16, 2017
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    For two years in a row I have received a report from a PCA in Yuba County of conchuela stink bugs on rice. This is very unusual; I have never seen these stink bugs on rice before, and I'm not very familiar with them. A quick on-line search shows...

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