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

  • 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...

  • Elongated Upper Internode

    Added August 4, 2017
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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...

  • Weedy Rice Field Meetings August 1st and 2nd

    Added July 24, 2017
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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...

  • Using Pendimethalin in Dry-Seeded California Rice

    Added July 12, 2017
    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...

  • Armyworm Udate July 7

    Added July 10, 2017
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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.

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