This year will mark the fourth rice-specific course at the Hamilton Road Field and the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
The day will begin with an interactive field tour of the research plots (Hamilton Road Field) where attendees can get up close to the weeds and rice. People are encouraged to wear boots.
The course will include hands-on weed identification sessions on emerging and mature weeds and a disease and pest ID session. In the afternoon, speakers will address several pertinent topics in California rice, including regulatory updates, new herbicides for resistance management, diseases and pests research updates, and how to construct a weed management program.
The course is a collaborative effort between UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), UC Davis, and the California Rice Experiment Station (CRES.)
“This course provides a strong foundation for weed and pest management in California rice, as well as a chance for interaction and discussion with researchers on the latest pests and pest control options for California rice systems,” said Whitney Brim-DeForest, UCCE Rice Farm Advisor.
The event is a great opportunity for pest control advisers, growers, industry, extension, and interested students to gain a deeper understanding of pest management topics that affect rice, she said.
Enrollment is limited, so register early. The cost is $80 if received by 9/7/2021 and $100 if received after 9/7/2021 (if there is space.) The cost for current students with proof of student status is $40/$50. Online registration closes on 9/7/2021. If there is space, you can register onsite the day of the event.
For more details or to register, visit http://wric.ucdavis.edu and click on RICE PEST MANAGEMENT COURSE.
If you have questions, contact Whitney Brim-DeForest [[email protected] or (530) 822-7515].