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  • UCANR Rice Virtual Field Day

    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...


    By Whitney Brim-DeForest
    Author - County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
  • Blast trial 2019
    2020 Blast Update

    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...


    By Luis Espino
    Author - Rice Farming Systems Advisor & Butte County Director
  • 2020 Low night temperatures and yield-graph
    Cold nighttime temperatures during booting and rice yields

    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...


    By Bruce Linquist
    Author - UCCE Specialist
  • Weedy rice in a rice field in California.
    Weedy Rice Survey 2020

    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...


    By Whitney Brim-DeForest
    Author - County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
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    Mid Season Disease Update

    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...


    By Luis Espino
    Author - Rice Farming Systems Advisor & Butte County Director

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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