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Latest UCCE Rice Notes Highlights Tips for a Late Planted Year

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The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) has released the April 2023 Rice Notes newsletter, with a number of tips and points to potentially consider during a late planted rice season.

This month’s newsletter provides details including land preparation, varietal selection, water and fertility management as well as yields and nitrogen management following a fallow year. Also included is the latest certified seed update.

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.