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Sign up for the 2018 UCCE Rice Yield Contest. You could win a John Deere side-by-side!

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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...

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 2:58 PM

Start scouting for blast

Blast burn

I got a report from a PCA early in the week of blast infections detected near Maxwell. Blast can occur at any time during the development of the crop. When it infects leaves, it is called leaf blast. If it infects the base node of the panicle, it is...

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1:17 PM
Tags: blast (5), diseases (7)

Register now for the 2018 Rice Production Workshop!

An in-depth workshop that covers the principles and practices of rice production: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 8:30 – 3:00 pm Lundberg Family Farms 5311 Midway Richvale, CA 95974 Program: 8:30 Sign in, pick up class materials 9:00 Introduction...

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Planting progress for rice in 2018

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I looked at the USDA planting progress for rice in 2018. What the data show is that 50% of the crop was planted by May 14. That is 5 days earlier than last year and a couple days later than average.  The delay was due to significant rains in...

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM
Tags: development (7)

Some thoughts on monitoring for TPS

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Tadpole shrimp (TPS) are starting to pop up in rice fields. A grower asked me when is the period when rice is “safe” from TPS. He is seeing very small shrimp, and seedlings are already past the first leave stage of rice (lsr). To determine...

Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:52 PM
Tags: agric (3), arthropods (35), tadpole shrimp (8)

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