Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Luis Espino PhD

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Rice Farm Advisor
Cooperative Extension Colusa County
PO Box 180, 100 Sunrise Boulevard
Suite E
Colusa, CA 95932
(530) 458-0578
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Also in:
Glenn County
Yolo County

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Education

Ph.D. Entomology, Texas A&M University. 2007
M.Ag. Agronomy, Texas A&M University. 1999
B.S. Agronomy, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. 1996

Specialty

Entomology, Agronomy

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Pearson, R. A.; Way, M. O., et al. (2013). "Tropisternus lateralis (Say) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) as potential stand reducer in water-seeded rice under a continuous flood." Crop Protection 52: 110-115.
  • Espino, L. (2012). "Occurrence and abundance of Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) relative to field borders in California rice." Florida Entomologist 95: 445-453.
  • Redman, R.; Kim, Y. O., et al. (2011). "Increased fitness of rice plants to abiotic stress via habitat adapted symbiosis: a strategy for mitigating impacts of climate change." PLoS ONE 6: e14823.
  • Espino, L.; Way, M. O., et al. (2009). "Effect of planting date on Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) density-yield relationship on rice in southeastern Texas." J. Econ. Entomol 102(4): 1536-1545.
  • Godfrey, L.; Espino, L. (2009). UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Rice. Invertebrates. UC ANR Publication 3465.
  • Espino, L.; Way, M. O. (2008). "Attractiveness of stages of rice panicle development to Oebalus pugnax (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)." J. Econ. Entomol 101: 1233-1237.
  • Espino, L.; Way, M. O., et al. (2008). "Determination of Oebalus pugnax (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) spatial pattern in rice and development of visual sampling methods and population sampling plans." J. Econ. Entomol 101: 216-225.
  • Espino, L.; Way, M. O., et al. (2008). "Sequential sampling plans for sweep net and visual sampling of Oebalus pugnax in rice." Southwest. Entomol 33: 53-64.
  • Espino, L. A.; Way, M. O., et al. (2007). "Most susceptible stage of rice panicle development to Oebalus pugnax (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)." J. Econ. Entomol 100(4): 1282-1290.
  • Espino, L.; Way, M. O. (2007). "Relative susceptibility of stages of rice panicle development to male and female Oebalus pugnax." Southwest. Entomol 32: 203-211.
  • Flint, M. L. Coordinator/Primary Author. Espino, L., A. Fischer, L. Godfrey, C. Greer, J. Hill, R. Marsh, and R. Mutters, Technical Editors. 2013. Integrated Pest Management for Rice. University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources Publication 3280.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Way, M. O.; Espino, L. (2014). Insect management. 2014 Texas rice production guidelines.M. Way. Texas AgriLife Research B-6131.: 59-82.
  • Hill, J. E.; Espino, L., et al. (2013). Description and performance summary of the 2012 and multiyear statewide rice variety tests in California. Agronomy Progress Report 315. Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.
  • Godfrey, L.; Espino, L., et al. (2013). Impact of seeding rate and rice variety on the yield response to rice water weevil damage. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Sharifi, H.; Mutters, R. G., et al. (2013). Modeling of rice response to temperature and photoperiod for California major rice varieties. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L. (2013). "Phosphorous management." Rice Farming February: 18.
  • Espino, L. (2013). "Summary of 2012 University of California statewide rice variety trials." Rice Briefs Newsletter . April
  • Espino, L. (2012). "Armyworms in rice." Rice Briefs Newsletter . July
  • Jodari, F.; Johnson, C. W., et al. (2012). Characteristics of public California rice varieties. Agronomy Fact Sheet Series 2012-1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis.
  • Hill, J. E.; Espino, L., et al. (2012). Description and performance summary of the 2011 and multiyear statewide rice variety tests in California. Agronomy Progress Report 312. Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.
  • Mutters, R. G.; Thompson, J., et al. (2012). Drain time, soil moisture content, and harvest grain moisture effects on milling and yield stability. Proceedings, 34th Rice Technical Working Group, Hot Springs, AR, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center – Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L. (2012). "Fine-tune your N fertility program." Rice Farming February: 20.
  • Godfrey, L.; Espino, L. (2012). History and management of invertebrate pests in rice. Centennial Rice Field Day Celebration 1912-2012. Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.: 34-35.
  • Way, M. O.; Espino, L. (2012). Insect management. 2012 Texas rice production guidelines.M. Way. Texas AgriLife Research B-6131.: 37-52.
  • Jodari, F.; Johnson, C. W., et al. (2012). M-105 rice: description and management guidelines. Agronomy Fact Sheet Series 2012-2. Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis.
  • Espino, L. (2012). Patterns of insecticide use in California rice. Proceedings, 34th Rice Technical Working Group, Hot Springs, AR, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center – Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L. (2012). "Potassium fertility in rice." Rice Briefs Newsletter . May
  • Smoot, K.; Espino, L., et al. (2012). "Potential impacts of draft restrictions to address pesticide drift and runoff: rice case study analyses." ARE UPdate 15: 1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
  • Espino, L. (2012). "Propanil-resistant smallflower umbrellasedge." Rice Briefs Newsletter . July
  • Espino, L. (2012). "Rice tillering." Rice Briefs Newsletter . June
  • Greer, C. A.; Mutters, R. G., et al. (2012). Sample costs to produce rice. Sacramento Valley. Rice only rotation, medium grain. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Hill, J. E.; Espino, L., et al. (2012). "Summary of 2011 University of California statewide rice variety trials." Rice Briefs Newsletter . March
  • Espino, L.; Godfrey, L. (2012). "Tadpole shrimp as pest of California rice: past, present and future." CAPCA Adviser 15: 31-34.
  • Goldman, E. B.; Godfrey, L., et al. (2012). The effects of seeding rate and variety on the impacts of rice water weevil (RWW) in California rice. Proceedings, 34th Rice Technical Working Group, Hot Springs, AR, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center – Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L. (2011). "2010 rice variety trials results." Rice Briefs Newsletter . April
  • Espino, L. (2011). "Armyworms." Rice Briefs Newsletter . August
  • Fischer, A. J.; Eckert, J. W., et al. (2011). "California weed control strategy." Rice Farming March
  • Espino, L. (2011). "Contribution of California rice farmers to the state’s economy." Rice Briefs Newsletter . April
  • Hill, J. E.; Espino, L., et al. (2011). Description and performance summary of the 2010 and multiyear statewide rice variety tests in California. Agronomy Progress Report 311. Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.
  • Espino, L. (2011). "Difficult start for 2011." Rice Briefs Newsletter . June
  • Mutters, R. G.; Thompson, J., et al. (2011). Drain time, soil moisture content, and harvest grain moisture effects on milling and yield stability. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L. (2011). "Early pests of rice." Rice Briefs Newsletter . May
  • Espino, L. (2011). "How much phosphorus should you apply to your rice field?" Rice Briefs Newsletter . April
  • Way, M. O.; Espino, L. (2011). Insect management. 2011 Texas rice production guidelines.M. Way. Texas AgriLife Research B-6131.: 38-53.
  • Espino, L.; Mutters, R. G., et al. (2011). "Invasive weed discovered in California rice fields." CAPCA Adviser 14: 36-39.
  • Hill, J. E.; Mutters, R. G., et al. (2011). Predicting rice crop growth and development for California’s major rice varieties. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Fischer, A. J.; Eckert, J. W., et al. (2011). Rice weed control: herbicide performance, combinations, new chemicals, and weed management. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L. (2011). "Salinity in rice fields." Rice Briefs Newsletter . June
  • Espino, L. (2010). "2009 rice variety trials results." Rice Briefs Newsletter . March
  • Hill, J. E.; Espino, L., et al. (2010). California rice production: a case study in environmental stewardship and environmental services. Proceedings of the 3rd International Rice Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam,
  • Hill, J. E.; Espino, L., et al. (2010). Cooperative Extension rice variety adaptation and cultural practice research. 42nd Annual Report, California Rice Research Board.
  • Thompson, J.; Mutters, R. G., et al. (2010). Crop management, environmental conditions, and storage insect effects on rice yield and quality. 42nd Annual Report, California Rice Research Board.
  • Hill, J. E.; Canevari, W. M., et al. (2010). Description and performance summary of the 2009 and multiyear statewide rice variety tests in California. Agronomy Progress Report 302. Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.
  • Mutters, R. G.; Thompson, J., et al. (2010). Drain time and soil moisture effects on rice yield and quality. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L.; Fischer, A. J., et al. (2010). "Herbicide options for management of resistant late watergrass in California rice fields." CAPCA Adviser 13: 38-41.
  • Way, M. O.; Espino, L. (2010). Insect management alternatives. 2010 Texas rice production guidelines.M. Way. Texas AgriLife Research B-6131.: 36-52.
  • Espino, L. (2010). "Insects of farm stored rice." Rice Briefs Newsletter . September
  • Espino, L. (2010). "Midseason nitrogen fertilizer." Rice Briefs Newsletter . June
  • Espino, L.; Mutters, R. G., et al. (2010). Monitoring pests of stored rice in California. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Pittelkow, B.; Linquist, B. A., et al. (2010). Nitrogen fertility management in alternative rice establishment systems of California. Proceedings, 33rd Rice Technical Working Group, Biloxi, MS, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center – Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Roel, A.; Hauselt, P., et al. (2010). Predicting rice crop development using degree days. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L.; Linquist, B. A. (2010). "Pre-plant nitrogen starter application - is it needed?" Rice Briefs Newsletter . April
  • Espino, L. (2010). "Red rice update." Rice Briefs Newsletter . March
  • Espino, L. (2010). "Rice water weevil distribution in California rice fields." Rice Briefs Newsletter . March
  • Espino, L. (2010). Rice water weevil within field distribution in California rice. Abstracts from the 2010 Pacific Branch Entomological Society of America meeting, Boise, ID,
  • Espino, L. (2010). Rice water weevil within field larval distribution in California rice. Proceedings, 33rd Rice Technical Working Group, Biloxi, MS, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center – Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L. (2010). Rice water weevil within-field larval distribution and damage potential. 42nd Annual Report, California Rice Research Board.
  • Espino, L. (2009). "2008 rice statistics." Rice Briefs Newsletter . April
  • Hill, J. E.; Canevari, W. M., et al. (2009). Cooperative Extension rice variety adaptation and cultural practice research. 41th Annual Report, California Rice Research Board.
  • Thompson, J.; Mutters, R. G., et al. (2009). Crop management and environmental effects on rice milling quality and yield. 41th Annual Report, California Rice Research Board.
  • Hill, J. E.; Canevari, W. M., et al. (2009). Description and performance summary of the 2008 and multiyear statewide rice variety tests in California. Agronomy Progress Report 299. Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.
  • Espino, L. (2009). Evaluation of adult rice water weevil sampling, within-field larval distribution and damage potential. 41th Annual Report, California Rice Research Board.
  • Way, M. O.; Nunez, M., et al. (2009). "Evaluation of the seed treatment Dermacor X-100 for control of rice water weevil and South American rice miner, 2007." Arthropod Management Tests 34 F55
  • Espino, L.; Fischer, A. J. (2009). "Herbicide programs for resistant late watergrass." Rice Briefs Newsletter . May
  • Godfrey, L.; Espino, L. (2009). Invertebrate pest management in rice. Rice Production Manual.D. Dickey. University of California Cooperative Extension, University of California Davis and California Rice Research Board.
  • Espino, L.; Linquist, B. A. (2009). "Managing nitrogen fertilization for early season drains." Rice Briefs Newsletter . June
  • Espino, L. (2009). "Measuring salinity of irrigation water." Rice Briefs Newsletter . May
  • Espino, L.; Fischer, A. J., et al. (2009). "Minimum tillage and stale seedbed in California rice." CAPCA Adviser 12: 28-30.
  • Espino, L. (2009). "Monitor early pests." Rice Briefs Newsletter . May
  • Pittelkow, B.; Linquist, B. A., et al. (2009). Nitrogen fertility management in alternative rice establishment systems. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L. (2009). "Panicle initiation and differentiation." Rice Briefs Newsletter . June
  • Way, M. O.; Espino, L. (2009). "Recent advances in insect management of rice in Texas." Texas Rice 8 (9)
  • Espino, L. (2009). "Red rice survey." Rice Briefs Newsletter . April
  • Way, M. O.; Espino, L. (2009). "Revisions to insect management alternatives chapter in the 2008 Texas Rice Production Guidelines." Rice Update Newsletter(. February)
  • Fischer, A. J.; Linquist, B. A., et al. (2009). Scaling out alternative rice establishment practices to control herbicide resistance weeds. 41th Annual Report, California Rice Research Board.
  • Espino, L. (2009). "Surge in global rice prices analyzed by USDA." Rice Briefs Newsletter . June
  • Espino, L. (2009). "What is the real cause of high rice prices?" Rice Briefs Newsletter . April
  • Espino, L. (2008). "2007 variety trials results." Rice Briefs Newsletter . March
  • Linquist, B. A.; Espino, L., et al. (2008). Alternative rice establishment systems for controlling herbicide resistant weeds. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L.; Fischer, A. J., et al. (2008). "Alternative stand establishment methods: management tips." Rice Briefs Newsletter . February
  • Espino, L. (2008). "Armyworms." Rice Briefs Newsletter . July
  • Greer, C. A.; Fischer, A. J., et al. (2008). Current red rice situation in California. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Hill, J. E.; Canevari, W. M., et al. (2008). Description and performance summary of the 2007 and multiyear statewide rice variety tests in California. Agronomy Progress Report 298. Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.
  • Espino, L. (2008). "Identifying leaf blast." Rice Briefs Newsletter . August
  • Way, M. O.; Espino, L. (2008). Insect management alternatives. 2008 Texas rice production guidelines.M. Way and J. Cockrell. Texas AgriLife Research B-6131.: 33-47.
  • Espino, L. (2008). "Panicle blanking." Rice Briefs Newsletter . August
  • Espino, L.; Way, M. O. (2008). Relative susceptibility of stages of rice panicle development to the rice stink bug: implications for management. Proceedings, 32nd Rice Technical Working Group, San Diego, CA, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center – Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Pearson, R.; Way, M. O., et al. (2008). Response of water-seeded rice to insecticidal control of target and non-target aquatic insects. Proceedings, 32nd Rice Technical Working Group, San Diego, CA, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center – Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L. (2008). "Rice leaf miner." Rice Briefs Newsletter . July
  • Way, M. O.; Nunez, M., et al. (2008). Rice water weevil populations, damage, and insecticidal efficacy relative to planting date. Proceedings, 32nd Rice Technical Working Group, San Diego, CA, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center – Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L. (2008). Rice water weevil sampling for commercial monitoring – possibilities and challenges. Rice Field Day, Biggs, CA, Rice Experiment Station.
  • Redman, R.; Doty, S., et al. (2008). Salt tolerance and yield enhancement in rice plants via fungal symbiosis. 40th Annual Report, California Rice Research Board.
  • Fischer, A. J.; Linquist, B. A., et al. (2008). Scaling out alternative rice establishment practices to control herbicide resistance weeds. 40th Annual Report, California Rice Research Board.
  • Pearson, R.; Way, M. O., et al. (2008). "Selected aquatic insects can reduce stands in water-seeded rice." Texas Rice 8 (4): 1, 9.
  • Espino, L.; Linquist, B. A. (2008). "Understanding nitrogen losses due to early field drainage. Rice Briefs Newsletter." Rice Briefs Newsletter . April
  • Espino, L. (2007). Damage assessment and sampling of the rice stink bug in rice in Texas. Department of Entomology. College Station, TX, Texas A&M University. Doctor of Philosophy: 157.
  • Way, M. O.; Espino, L. (2007). "Highlighting research in 2007." Texas Rice 7 (5)
  • Way, M. O.; Espino, L., et al. (2007). Insect management alternatives. 2007 Texas rice production guidelines.M. Way and J. Cockrell. Tex. Agric. Exp. Stn. B-6131.: 33-49.
  • Espino, L.; Way, M. O. (2006). "Development of a visual sampling method for the rice stink bug in Texas rice fields." Texas Rice 6 (8): 6-7.
  • Way, M. O.; Espino, L., et al. (2006). Recent research on insecticidal management of stink bugs in rice and soybeans. Texas Plant Protection Conference, College Station, TX,
  • Espino, L.; Way, M. O., et al. (2006). Spatial pattern and development of a visual sampling method for the rice stink bug, Oebalus pugnax (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in Texas. Proceedings, 31st Rice Technical Working Group, The Woodlands, TX, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center – Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Espino, L.; Way, M. O., et al. (2006). Spatial pattern, sampling and damage assessment for the rice stink bug, Oebalus pugnax (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Texas Plant Protection Conference, College Station, TX,
  • Way, M. O.; Nunez, M., et al. (2005). "Evaluation of Mustang Max for control of insects attacking soybeans on the upper Gulf Coast of Texas, 2004." Arthropod Management Tests 30

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