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Rice included in upcoming UCCE Continuing Education Seminars

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University of California Cooperative Extension Sutter-Yuba-Colusa is holding a series of webinars this month and October, to provide research updates on some of the major crops in the Sacramento Valley. The classes are relevant to growers throughout California and are primarily focused on pest management and pesticide safety. 

Rice and Wild Rice Advisor Whitney Brim-DeForest will present September 30. “The webinar will provide an opportunity for discussion and interaction about weed identification,” she says. “We will also cover the latest research updates on specific weed species, resistance management, and new herbicides in rice.” The information is relevant to both organic and conventional rice growers, so all are encouraged to attend.

Here’s the full list of UCCE Virtual Seminars.

Enrollment is limited, so register early. The cost is $20 for 1, $35 for 2, $50 for 3, and $60 for 4 webinars. For more details or to register, visit http://ucanr.edu/syc-uccevirtualwebinars. DPR CE credits are approved (4 “other” hours total, 1 per class), and CCA credits have been approved for IPM credits (4 hours total, 1 per class).  

If you have questions, contact Whitney Brim-DeForest (wbrimdeforest@ucanr.edu) or call the UCCE Sutter-Yuba office at (530) 822-7515.

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