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UCCE Provides insight on Rice Field Draining

UCCE Provides insight on Rice Field Draining

The newest UC Rice Blog delves into a subject growers will soon be dealing with – when to drain their rice fields.

Here’s a link to the writing by University of California Cooperative Extension Rice Specialist Bruce Linquist, which outlines factors to consider this season, which has been impacted by the drought and very warm temperatures.

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Lorenzo Pope

Lorenzo Pope

Longtime industry leader Lorenzo Pope passed on March 25, 2024. Dr. Pope was known as a plant breeder and executive at Rice Researchers. He served for decades on the California Rice Commission Board of Directors and many of its committees, including the Rice Promotion Board. In 2015, the California Rice Research Board presented Dr. Pope with the California Rice Industry Award. Ever an educator to others and always willing to take a phone call, lend a hand or attend any rice meeting, Lorenzo will be remembered as a giant in our industry.

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