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Latest UCCE Rice Notes Details Drought and Rice Fertility 

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The University of California Cooperative Extension’s April 2022 Rice Notes newsletter features drought conditions posing a possible risk to rice fertility and delivers ways to manage those issues. 

This month’s newsletter also provides data on when rice seedlings are most susceptible to tadpole shrimp in both treated and untreated fields, options for watergrass control and spotting herbicide-resistance.

You can view this latest UCCE Rice Notes newsletter here.

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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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