Weedy Rice

Here’s how you can keep up to date on Weedy Rice

Weedy Rice

We are nearing the part of the growing season to begin scouting for weedy rice. The University of California Cooperative Extension has a wealth of information, to help with weedy rice identification, reporting and more.

Here’s a link to register for an August 3 seminar on weedy rice. Registration is free but required and continuing education credits are pending.

Here’s a link to valuable information on weedy rice. 

For more information, please contact UCCE Rice Farm Advisor Whitney Brim-DeForest at (530) 822-7515 or wbrimdeforest@ucanr.edu.

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Weedy Rice

Growers Should Consider Fallowing Worst Weedy Rice Fields This Year

By Whitney Brim-DeForest and Tim Johnson 

The absence of a registered herbicide to control weedy rice in California leaves growers with fewer options to control this important pest. Planting clean seed, as required by the Certification Act, is an important control measure and roguing can help control lower levels of infestation. For heavily infested fields, growers may want to consider fallowing, as outlined in the UCCE Weedy Rice Best Management Practices during this short water year.