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Weedy Rice Update 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...

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1:46 PM
Tags: agric (3), weedy rice (3)

Stem Rot

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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...

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:04 PM
Tags: diseases (5), stem rot (1)

Armyworm vs high temperature blanking

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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....

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 8:41 AM
Tags: armyworms (12)

2nd Annual Rice Weed Course 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...

Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Stink bugs on rice

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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...

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 2:31 PM

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