University of California Cooperative Extension will be hosting a series of winter meetings for rice growers in several areas of northern California throughout the month of January. “So, this year we’ve got five locations, sort of our standard four which are Richvale, Glenn, Colusa and then Marysville or Yuba City. This year we’re going to do Marysville,” said UC Rice Farm Advisor for Sutter, Yuba, Placer, and Sacramento Counties Whitney Brim-DeForest. “Last year we added a fifth one in Woodland and we’re going to do that again this year. Seems like folks like having a fifth option.”
The meetings will be held on two meetings will be held on Thursday, January 17, followed by two more meetings on Friday, January 18. The last meeting the series will be held on Tuesday, January 22. More information regarding the specific locations for each of the meetings can be found online at the UC Rice Blog. Attendees will hear updates on weed control and emerging weed issues, as well as rice pesticide and regulatory information. “It covers what we think are the most relevant issues…and we do the same program at each of our locations,” said Brim-DeForest.