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 email@example.com
Luis Espino PhD
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 February 22, 2017
During our Jan 2017 winter meetings, I conducted a short clicker survey about how bad tadpole shrimp (TPS) has become in the past few years. There were a couple of technical difficulties, and attendees to the Richvale meeting didn't get to see the answer...
Added January 23, 2017
The University of California Cooperative Extension annual rice meetings will be held this week. As usual, we will have four locations. However, note the change of venue for the Glenn and Colusa meetings this year. This year these meetings will be at...
Added January 9, 2017
In the past year, the California rice industry has begun to deal with a new pest: “weedy rice”, also known as “red rice”. Weedy rice is a common weed in rice-growing regions of the world, and when infestations are...
Added January 3, 2017
WHERE & WHEN Richvale: Thursday, Jan. 26, 8:30 am, Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale Glenn: Thursday, Jan. 26, 1:30 pm, Glenn County Office of Education, 311 South Villa Avenue, Willows Colusa: Friday, Jan. 27, 8:30 am,...
Added August 29, 2016
Finally, the armyworm season seems to be over. Moth trapping shows that the numbers are decreasing to the lowest levels of the season. Additionally, most fields are ripening and therefore less susceptible to armyworm injury. Overall,...