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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

Elongated Upper Internode

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Every year we see some off-types in our public varieties that have a genetic mutation we call elongated upper internode. This mutation causes the internode below the panicle to elongate, resulting in panicles that stick above the canopy. Some have...

Posted on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Weedy Rice Field Meetings August 1st and 2nd

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Learn how to identify weedy rice Learn to differentiate weedy rice from other grassy weeds See what weedy rice looks like in the field UCCE Rice Farm Advisors will be at two weedy rice locations to show growers, PCAs and other interested parties...

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Using Pendimethalin in Dry-Seeded California Rice

Rice at 30 days after seeding, treated with Harbinger (pendimethalin) as a pre-emergent herbicide

As many of you are aware, many of our grass species in California rice are resistant to multiple herbicides. Late watergrass aka "mimic" (Echinochloa phyllopogon), early watergrass (E. oryzoides) and barnyardgrass (E. crus-galli) are among some of...

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Tags: barnyardgrass (1), pendimethalin (1), rice (7), watergrass (1)

Armyworm Udate July 7

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Moth catches have come down considerably. Looks like the worst of the infestation has passed. There are still worms out in the field; keep an eye on late planted rice.

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:29 AM

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