California IPM Information
The third edition of Integrated Pest Management
for Rice is now available. The publication’s
informative color photographs of
pests and their damage, line drawings, tables
and figures are valuable aids in the diagnosis
and treatment of common rice pests.
New in this edition, readers will find information
on: Exotic pests in rice; detecting,
confirming and managing herbicide resistance;
new diseases: Bakanae, rice blast and
false smut; and new weeds such as red rice,
rice cutgrass, waterstargrass and Monochoria.
The publication also has color illustrations
and life cycle illustrations for each disease.
IPM for Rice is available for $27 online
at www.ucanr.edu/IPMRice and in person
at UC Cooperative Extension county offices
New In-Cab Cell Phone & Tablet Mounting Brackets
John Deere is introducing mounting brackets
and attachments for hands-free access and
improved viewing of mobile devices while
These new brackets include a cell phone
mount bracket kit, a tablet mount kit and
accessory mounting bracket kit. They are all
cross-compatible with current John Deere
monitor kits and are customizable to fit each
operators specific requirements in the cab.
The cell phone mount bracket features the
four-pronged RAM X-Grip, which was specifically chosen because it meets John
Deere’s tough requirements and customer
needs. It is designed to securely hold cell
phones, GPS and other devices of similar
size, without the need for foam pads or other
The tablet mounting kit also attaches to
the accessory mounting bracket or existing
monitor mounting bracket in the equipment
cab and securely holds larger devices such
as iPads and other tablets. Its durable RAM
design holds devices firmly, even in rugged
terrain, and features easy-to-adjust wing nuts
and ball joints that allow the operator to
change the position of the device.
Visit JohnDeere.com. Part numbers for
the kits are as follows: BRE10015 Cell Phone
Kit, BRE10034 Tablet Kit and RE343680
Accessory Mounting Bracket Kit.
Terra-Trak24 Drag Scraper
Jim Ragan of RaganGrading is pleased to
announce that the Rome Plow Co. of Georgia
will be adding the Terra-Trac24 folding drag
scraper to its line-up of equipment. This tool
can be used in the primary phase of the landleveling
project and provide you with the
ultimate land-finishing tool. When combined
with either a laser or GPS machine control
system, you have a machine that is fast,
effective and efficient.