- Author: Todd Fitchette
- Posted by: Gale Perez
From Western FarmPress
The UC is suggesting practices that could help control spread of the wild rice type.
Written by Todd Fitchette | Apr 20, 2021
California rice growers with troublesome patches of weedy rice, or red rice, may want to.../h3>
Weedy Rice Workshop
Thursday, August 1, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:00 noon (followed by lunch)
Colusa Casino Chairman's Room
This event is FREE, but you must register. Click HERE to register.
Limited to 50 participants, so please enroll early. Seats will be filled on a first-come basis.
Find out the in-depth updates on the latest research on weedy rice in California. This is an opportunity for growers and PCAs to ask questions and discuss the progress of managing this pest.
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The $1 million UC Cooperative Extension Presidential Chair for California Grown Rice has been awarded to Whitney Brim-DeForest, UCCE rice advisor for Sutter, Yuba, Placer, Sacramento and Butte counties.
Brim-DeForest said she will use the funds generated from the endowed chair to hire a full-time technician to monitor a research study at UC Davis on weedy rice. Weedy rice is the same species as cultivated rice and it produces rice, however the grain falls off the plant before harvest.
- Author: Whitney Brim-DeForest
Over the past year and a half, I have been conducting research and extension with weedy (red) rice (Oryza sativa L.), which has re-emerged as a pest in California rice fields. What makes this plant so interesting is that it is the exact same species as cultivated rice (also Oryza sativa L.). This means that it is edible (fit for human consumption), not subject to quarantine (not regulated at the state or federal level), and difficult to distinguish from cultivated rice in the field, since it looks a lot like the cultivated rice varieties. It is, however, considered a pest, due to its impact on yield and processing quality.
Because it is rice, and it is edible, my colleagues and I have had to do a lot of...
From the UC Rice Blog...
The 2017 season kicked off with much fanfare regarding weedy rice. Thanks to the vigilance of the entire rice industry, the UCCE Rice Advisors received many calls regarding weedy rice, starting in late June, as growers finished their herbicide applications. Calls continued to come in through July and August. The California Crop Improvement Association (CCIA) began inspecting fields as the rice headed, and suspected plants were pulled and sent to the UCCE Weedy Rice Team for genetic testing.
By the end of the season, we had a total of:
- 53 samples submitted for...