New information on IPM in rice available from UC

Feb 20, 2013

The third edition of Integrated Pest Management for Rice is now available. The publication's informative color photographs of pests and their damage, line drawings, tables, and figures are valuable aids in the diagnosis and treatment of common rice pests. 

New in this edition, readers will find information on:

  • Exotic pests in rice
  • Detecting, confirming and managing herbicide resistance
  • New diseases:  bakanae, rice blast and false smut
  • New weeds: red rice, rice cutgrass, waterstargrass and Monochoria

The publication also has:

  • Illustrations now in color
  • Life cycle illustrations for each disease

Integrated Pest Management for Rice is UC IPM principal editor Larry Strand’s last work before he retired. The book was written with the help of University of California researchers, Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisors. The committee of technical editors includes Luis Espino, UCCE advisor in Colusa County; Albert Fischer, professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis; Larry Godfrey, UCCE specialist in the Department of Entomology at UC Davis; Christopher Greer, UCCE advisor in Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties; James Hill, UCCE specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis; Rex Marsh; UCCE specialist emeritus in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology at UC Davis; and Randall (Cass) Mutters, UCCE advisor in Butte County.

IPM for Rice is available for $27 online in the UC ANR Catalog (, and in person at many UC Cooperative Extension county offices.  More information, including a view of the table of contents, are on the UC IPM website.

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By Tunyalee A. Martin
Author - Associate Director for Communications