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Summary Facilitates collaborative research and educational activities involving Cooperative Extension and AES personnel that address topics related to rice production, such as sustainable farming practices, management of herbicide resistant weeds, integration of waterfowl into rice cropping systems, application of remote sensing to site specific farming, post harvest technology, food processing, and natural resource management.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Luis Espino (Chair)
Phone (530) 458-0578
Unit: Colusa County
Membership List
Filmer, Ann Department of Plant Sciences
  Communications 1) Communications; 2) Floriculture production, postharvest handling of ornamentals
AES Scientist
Eadie, John Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology
  Professor and Chair Waterfowl; avian behavior and ecology; population genetics; wetland and riparian ecology; molecular ecology.
Horwath, William Soils & Biogeochemistry Program
  AES   Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry   Soil Biogeochemist Stable isotope studies, soil organic matter dynamics, soil fertility, sustainable agriculture, water quality, plant-microbe interactions, soil microbial biomass, denitrification, residue decomposition, root turnover.
Hsieh, You-Lo Textiles & Clothing
  Professor & Chair fiber and polymer chemistry, biopolymers, nanofibers, hybrid materials
Jenkins, Bryan Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  Professor Energy systems in agriculture; biomass fuel production, thermal conversion, and environmental impacts; combustion and gasification of biomass fuels; properties of fuels; system models.
Sumner, Daniel Agricultural Issues Center
  Director, UC Agricultural Issues Center and Frank Buck Jr. Chair Professor National and International Agricultural Policy
van Kessel, Chris Department of Plant Sciences
  Emeritus Professor,┬áDepartment of Plant Sciences Agronomy, soil fertility, nutrient cycling, cropping systems, international agriculture.
CE Advisor
Brim-DeForest, Whitney Sutter-Yuba Counties
  CE Rice Advisor Rice, Weeds
Espino, Luis Colusa County
  Rice Farm Advisor Entomology, Agronomy
Leinfelder-Miles, Michelle San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Crop Production, Soil and Water Quality, the Delta
Mutters, Randall Butte County
  Emeritus Farm Advisor Rice, winter cereals, turf
Symmes, Emily Butte County
  Area IPM Advisor Integrated pest management
CE Specialist
Al-Khatib, Kassim Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor, Plant Sciences CE Specialist in Weed Sciences
Godfrey, Larry Entomology (UCD)
  CE Specialist Extension Entomology Specialist
Hill, James Department of Plant Sciences
  CE Specialist Conducts research and education programs on rice-based cropping systems with focus on production technologies such as direct seeding; weed control; nutrition; residue management and the relationship of these factors to environmental quality.
Lemaux, Peggy Plant & Microbial Biology
  CE Specialist Agriculture and Biotechnology
Linquist, Bruce Department of Plant Sciences
  UCCE Specialist Rice
Pan, Zhongli Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  Adjunct Professor Improving the value of agricultural products and their components through new and improved postharvest and processing technologies.
Other ANR
Brodt, Sonja Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program
  Academic Coordinator, Ag, Resources & the Environment Agriculture, Resources, and the Environment
Shoemaker, Charles Food Science & Technology
  Professor   Food Scientist Food rheology; interfacial phenomena in food systems; microcomputer technology in food analysis and process control
Stogsdill, Ray
  Research Assistant
Wennig, Ray Agronomy & Range Science, UC Davis
  SRA rice agronomy, variety development
Andaya, Cynthia Rice Experiment Station
Andaya, Virgilio Rice Experiment Station
  Rice Breeder
Buttner, Paul California Rice Commission
  Environmental Affairs Manager Industry relations, environment issues
Firoved, Roberta CA Rice Commission
  Environmental regulations
Jodari, Farman CA Rice Experiment Station
  Plant Breeder Plant genetics, plant breeding
Johnson, Tim California Rice Commission
  CEO Industry/government relations, marketing
McKenzie, Kent CA Rice Experiment Station
  Director Genetics, plant breeding
Samonte, Stanley Rice Experiment Station
  Rice Breeder
Stewart, Robert Department of Plant Sciences
  Program Advisor Seed Certification
Tai, Thomas
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Number of Members34
ANR Members23
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