Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Whitney Brim-DeForest

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County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
Sutter-Yuba Counties
142A Garden Hwy
Yuba City, CA 95991
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Also in:
Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
Placer-Nevada Counties



Ph.D. Horticulture and Agronomy, University of California, Davis. 2016
M.S. International Agricultural Development, University of California, Davis. 2014
G.A.C. Development Practice, University of California, Davis. 2014
B.A. Biology, Music, Brown University. 2004


Rice, Weeds

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Peer Reviewed

  • Karn, E., De Leon, T., Espino, L., Al-Khatib, K., & Brim-DeForest, W. (2020). Effects of competition from California weedy rice (Oryza sativa f. spontanea) biotypes on a cultivated rice variety. Weed Technology, 1-9. doi:10.1017/wet.2020.35

  • De Leon, Teresa; Karn, Elizabeth, et al. (2019). Genetic variation and possible origins of weedy rice found in California. Ecology and Evolution. 9:10, 5835-5848. 

  • Brim-DeForest, WB; Al-Khatib, K; Fischer, AJ (2017). Predicting Yield Losses in Rice Mixed-Weed Species Infestations in California. Weed Science. 65:1, 61-72.
  • Brim-DeForest, WB; Al-Khatib, K, et al. (2017). Weed Community Dynamics and System Productivity in Alternative Irrigation Systems in California Rice. Weed Science. 65:1, 177-188. 

  • Bishop, Kristin & Brim-DeForest, Whitney. (2008). Kinematics of turning maneuvers in the Southern flying squirrel, Glaucomys volans. Journal of experimental zoology. Part A, Ecological genetics and physiology. 309. 225-42. 10.1002/jez.447. 

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