EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT :: Rice Weed Course 2019

Jul 27, 2019

UC Rice Weed Course

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
8:00 AM-4:10 PM
Hamilton Road Field (on West Hamilton Rd. between Hwy. 99 & Riceton Hwy.)
and Rice Experiment Station [955 Butte City Highway (Hwy 162)], Biggs, CA


Rice plant

This year will mark the third rice-specific weed course at the Hamilton Road Field and the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs, CA on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. 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 (bring your boots!) The course will include a hands-on weed identification session on emerging and mature weeds. In the afternoon, speakers will address several pertinent topics in CA rice, including algae, weedy rice, regulatory update, best management for grasses, and how to construct a weed management program.

The course is a collaborative effort between UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), UC Davis, and the California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation (CCRRF.) “This course provides a strong foundation for weed management in California rice, as well as a chance for discussion of ideas for dealing with resistance and emerging weed species” 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 topics that affect rice weed management.

Enrollment is limited, so register early. The cost is $80 if received by 8/15/2019, $90 if received by 8/30/2019, and $100 if received after 8/30/2019 (if there is space.) The cost for students with a valid student ID is $50/$60/$70. For more details or to register, visit http://wric.ucdavis.edu and click on RICE WEED COURSE.

If you have questions, contact Whitney Brim-DeForest [wbrimdeforest@ucanr.edu or (530) 822-7515.]


Dr. Kent McKenzie, Director of the California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, has generously provided the facility and research support for this event. The UC Davis Weed Science research team of Dr. Kassim Al-Khatib (Professor) and Alex Ceseski (Ph.D. Candidate) conducted the field trials. Dr. Whitney Brim-DeForest (UC Cooperative Extension Rice Advisor) is the event chair.


By Whitney Brim-DeForest
Author - County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
By Gale Perez
Posted by - Program Representative