- Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
1. Register for the Weedy Rice Workshop
UC Cooperative Extension and the California Rice Commission are sponsoring this workshop to update growers and consultants on the current weedy rice situation in California and on research that is being conducted by the University of California. Additionally, guest speaker, Dr. Nilda Burgos from the University of Arkansas, will be presenting on weedy rice management, lessons from the southeastern U.S. Two workshops will be held:
- August 9th, 9:00am – 12:00pm, New Earth Market Harvest Room, 1475 Tharp Road, Yuba City
- August 10th, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Colusa Casino, 3770 Hwy. 45, Colusa
There is no cost to attend, but on-line registration is required. Enrollment per workshop is limited to 50 people, so please enroll early. Lunch is included. Applications for DPR and CCA CE hours have been submitted.
Information on weedy rice in California is also available from this website, which was developed by UC Cooperative Extension and the California Rice Commission.
2. Armyworm Update
We continue to monitor armyworms in Delta rice fields. Moth trap counts were high at the end of June, but the count did drop during the first week of July. We encourage growers and consultants to continuing monitoring this pest, particularly in late-planted rice. Keep an eye out for a another generation of worms that may become evident when panicles have emerged. UC IPM has the following guidelines for monitoring and treatment. The E.P.A. has granted an emergency approval of Intrepid 2F (methoxyfenozide) in rice growing counties. Please contact the County Agricultural Commissioner's office for more information.