Rice WDR Drinking Water Well Monitoring
The Drinking Water Well Monitoring website has updated its list of certified analytical laboratories as of January 12, 2023, which can now be found here. Each drinking water well in use on a rice parcel must be sampled for nitrate + nitrite as nitrogen annually, unless you submit three consecutive years with results below 8 milligrams per liter (mg/L) or if your results are greater than 10 mg/L and both the drinking water well users and the Central Valley Water Board are notified.
Thiobencarb Stewardship Training
The California Rice Commission will provide online Mandatory Preseason Thiobencarb Stewardship training, anticipated to begin the first week of February. Check back soon for updated instructions.
Industry Meeting Information
CalRiceNews.org has a calendar of industry events and meetings at calricenews.org/events
Rice WDR FE/NMP Update
The Farm Evaluation (FE) and Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) reporting requirements for 2022 have been repealed by the Central Valley Water Board, due to the reduction in acreage from drought conditions. No reporting of the 2022 crop is required. Reporting for 2023 crop information will be required in 2024.
For more information, contact CRC Industry Affairs Manager Craig Riddle at email@example.com or (916) 812-3468.