SUPPRESS® herbicide EC, a product manufactured by Westbridge Agricultural Products, was registered in California in 2015. Its active ingredients are Caprylic Acid and Capric Acid. It is registered for use in organic production, and it is labeled for use in “agricultural food and non-food crops”. In rice, it can be utilized only when the field is drained (no standing water allowed).
Since 2019, UCCE Rice Advisor Whitney Brim-DeForest has been testing SUPPRESS® herbicide for use in weed control in rice. In 2019, she collaborated with Jim Cook (Colusa County Farm Supply), to spot spray weedy rice in a field containing Type 3 (long awns, straw hulled). The application was made with a handheld backpack sprayer, at...
The UCCE Rice Team is conducting a field survey to collect watergrass samples over the next few weeks. The samples will be grown out in the greenhouse to help us start figuring out the identification and phenotypic characteristics (how to distinguish one from another) for the watergrass species found in California rice fields. The hope is that this will give us data for developing chemical and non-chemical management plans for watergrass, similar to what we have been working on with weedy rice over the past few years.
The project was funded by the California Rice Research Board, and is led by Whitney Brim-DeForest (UCCE Sutter-Yuba) and
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California Rice Virtual Field Day
When: August 26, 2020, 1:00-3:00 PM
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Spring Quarter Snapshot
Rice Research Continues
While much of the world has stopped, the plants keep on growing./span>
Here's Patrick Cavanaugh interviewing Guelta Laguerre (UC Davis undergraduate student working in the Al-Khatib Lab.)
Original source: California Ag Today Podcasts with Patrick Cavanaugh/h3>