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Rice is one of the major crops grown in the Sacramento Valley of California. Approximately 500,000 acres are planted yearly. Not only is rice one of the most commonly consumed foods in the world, but ricelands serve as an indispensable component of waterbird habitat and a leading example of agriculture and natural resource management integration.

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 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.

Sarah Marsh conducts the Cooperative Extension Rice Farming Systems program in Colusa and Yolo Counties.

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Sarah L Marsh
Title: Rice Systems Farm Advisor
Specialty: Rice, Herbicide resistance, rice weeds
County: Colusa County
Cooperative Extension Colusa County
100 Sunrise Blvd
Suite E
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone: (530) 203-8585