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Register today: 37th Rice Technical Working Group Conference, Feb. 19-22

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting a four-day Rice Technical Working Group Conference February 19-22 in Long Beach. The conference will provide participants with the latest information and research from experts on plant breeding and genetics, rice culture, weed control, economics and marketing, and many other topics

“California is very excited to host the 2018 RTWG (Rice Technical Working Group) conference, which brings together over 300 researchers from all over the U.S. and the world to discuss the latest developments in rice research,” said Bruce Linquist, UC Cooperative Extension specialist and conference chair.

Keynote presenters are Ken Cassman, emeritus professor of agronomy at the University of Nebraska; John Eadie, professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology at UC Davis; and Susan McCouch, professor of plant breeding and genetics, plant biology, biological statistics and computational biology at Cornell University.

The conference will be at the Westin Long Beach, 333 East Ocean Blvd. Registration is $475; $300 for students. Registration includes conference attendance, the welcome reception, the industry luncheon, the awards luncheons, and technical sessions. Current registration prices valid until the day of the conference. Register at http://ucanr.edu/sites/2018RTWG/Registration/.

California Department of Pesticide Regulation credits are pending.

Visit our website to see the latest information and to view the full conference agenda http://ucanr.edu/sites/2018RTWG/.  

For more information, contact Lauren McNees at (530) 750-1257 or anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu.

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1:25 PM
Tags: Rice (38)

UC Weed scientist hard at work

UC Rice Advisor Whitney Brim-DeForest

UC Rice Advisor Whitney Brim De-Forest is using a spray chamber to apply a foliar organic fertiliser to rice. She uses the chamber to make sure that they are applying a precise amount of the product. Thanks to @balde.hamady for the...

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Tags: Rice (38)

What Makes a Weed a Weed? The Case of “Weedy” Rice

Over the past year and a half, I have been conducting research and extension with weedy (red) rice (Oryza sativa L.), which has re-emerged as a pest in California rice fields. What makes this plant so interesting is that it is the exact same species as cultivated rice (also Oryza sativa L.). This...

Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 3:18 PM
Tags: crop domestication (1), Rice (38), Weedy rice (4)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Weedy Rice Update 2017

From the UC Rice Blog... The 2017 season kicked off with much fanfare regarding weedy rice. Thanks to the vigilance of the entire rice industry, the UCCE Rice Advisors received many calls regarding weedy rice, starting in late June, as growers finished their herbicide applications. Calls...

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Tags: Rice (38), weedy rice (4)

Using Pendimethalin in California Rice

Rice at 30 days after seeding, treated with Harbinger (pendimethalin) as a pre-emergent herbicide

As many of you are aware, many of our grass species in California rice are resistant to multiple herbicides. Late watergrass aka "mimic" (Echinochloa phyllopogon), early watergrass (E. oryzoides) and barnyardgrass (E. crus-galli) are among some of our most competitive weed species, causing...

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Tags: barnyardgrass (1), pendimethalin (1), rice (38), watergrass (1)

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