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New Rice FactSheets now available

New Rice FactSheets now available

By Whitney Brim-DeForest, UCCE Rice Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Placer and Sacramento Counties

The UCCE Rice Team has developed a series of FactSheets to simplify and convey information about important topics that we find we are frequently discussing with growers and PCA’s. Each fact sheet is two-pages long, back to front. There are 6 so far: Nutrients in Rice Grain and Straw at Harvest, Managing Potassium in Rice Fields, Stem Rot and Aggregate Sheath Spot of Rice, Kernel Smut of Rice, Growing Season Water Use in California Rice Systems, and Managing Rice with Limited Water. We are continuously in the process of developing more topics, so if you have suggestions, please reach out to Luis Espino ( or Whitney Brim-DeForest (

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Winter Rice Meetings will go Virtual This Year

Due to COVID-19, many of the winter meetings for the rice industry will be held virtually this year.

Our Industry Calendar is a good resource for these meetings. Currently, the scheduled meetings include Corteva Virtual Rice Herbicide Seminars on February 3 and 10, and the University of California Cooperative Extension February 11. Please note, the UCCE Rice event requires advance registration and a $10 fee. More information and links to these events are available at our calendar section.