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UC Rice Pest Management Course coming September 10

UC Rice Pest Management Course coming September 10

The fourth rice-specific pest management course will take place Friday, September 10, at the Hamilton Road Field and Rice Experiment Station in Biggs.

The event includes weed and pest identification, regulatory updates, new herbicides for resistance management and constructing a weed management program, among other topics.


The enrollment cost is $80 if received by September 7. Space is limited.

Here’s a link to find out more about the course. 

For additional information, contact UC Cooperative Extension Rice Farm Advisor Whitney Brim-DeForest, wbrimdeforest@ucanr.edu, or (530) 822-7515.

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