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    Preventing Fires in Baled Straw

    Recently, there have been several rice straw bale fires and there could be more. CALFIRE suspects the cause is the higher moisture in the straw at the time of baling due to the lack of north winds during harvest and baling. They...


    By Luis Espino
    Author - Rice Farming Systems Advisor & Butte County Director
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    Annual California Rice Field Day

    The annual Rice Field Day will be Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the Rice Experiment Station (RES), Biggs, California. We cordially invite you and your associates to join us for this event. The purpose of the Rice Field Day is to allow rice growers and...


    By Whitney Brim-DeForest
    Author - County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
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    Are those taller plants bakanae?

    I have been getting several messages about off-type plants that are starting to head. They are taller, paler, and could be confused with watergrass. Some of them have a flag leaf that is yellow and stands out. These plants are most likely infected...


    By Luis Espino
    Author - Rice Farming Systems Advisor & Butte County Director
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    Weedy Rice Identifcation Videos and UCCE Rice Youtube Channel

    We have recently produced a series of videos on weedy rice identification in California. Each video is biotype-specific. Our UC Rice YouTube Channel also has many other recordings from our virtual meetings and webinars.  Weedy Rice Type...


    By Whitney Brim-DeForest
    Author - County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
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    UC Rice IPM Workgroup Meeting: Crop Rotation Calculator

    The UC Rice IPM Workgroup is holding a grower meeting on February 16th to provide research updates and exhibit a new decision-support tool under development. The meeting is relevant to rice growers and other rice industry experts throughout...


    By Whitney Brim-DeForest
    Author - County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
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University of California Cooperative Extension
Sutter-Yuba Counties
 
Whitney Brim-DeForest
UCCE Farm Advisor
Sutter, Yuba, Sacramento and Placer Counties
142A Garden Hwy
Yuba City, CA 95991
 
Office: (530) 822-7515
Cell: (541) 292-2419

email: wbrimdeforest@ucanr.edu