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This field day is open to the public. Please share broadly to those who may be interested in attending. UCANR California Rice Virtual Field Day When: August 26, 2020, 1:00-3:00 PM Where: Online Zoom Webinar Host: Whitney Brim DeForest, UC...
I have been getting quite a few questions regarding blast, mostly from Glenn and Colusa counties. It seems that 2020 will be a year with significant blast pressure. Under California conditions, blast can be observed in fields before heading. This...
The period between panicle initiation (PI) and heading is critical with respect to grain formation. During this time, cold temperatures can result in pollen sterility as the plants go through meiosis. Pollen sterility results in blanking. Nighttime...
The UCCE Rice Team will be starting a survey of weedy rice across the rice-growing counties in the next week. We are surveying fields that are known to have weedy rice infestations (from reports from the past 3 years). We will use this opportunity...
There are a couple of interesting issues I have noticed while looking at fields, mostly in the northern part of the valley. One is bakanae. Bakanae is a seed borne disease that is managed by soaking the seed in sodium hypochlorite or bleach. Levels...
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