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Mexican rice borer

As Mexican rice borer expands, a collaborative effort is studying new management regimes and control methods. Read More »

Valent plans expansion at Leland, Miss., research facility

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Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Valent U.S.A. plans to expand its research facility in Leland, Miss., as well as build a new facility near Champaign, Ill. The investments are part of a wide-scale global research initiative announced earlier this month by parent company Sumitomo Chemical of Tokyo. Read More »

Improved Water Outlook For CA Rice

I was raised in Yuba County on a walnut and prune ranch, so a career in agriculture was a natural fit. I’ve spent the past 16 seasons as research manager and Pest Control Adviser at Butte County Rice Growers Association. My team and I manage the John Nichols Memorial Research Farm – a BUCRA-owned, 50-acre rice testing facility dedicated to ... Read More »

Use Inputs Wisely To Boost Return On Investment

I began scouting cotton in 1994 while attending Arkansas State University. In 1996-97, I worked for Don Benson, an independent consultant, in Marinna, Ark., who also checks rice. After starting my own business — Southern Heritage Cotton Co. — in 2002, I have checked rice ever since. Today, I consult on rice, cotton, soybeans, corn, milo and peanuts, mostly in Lee ... Read More »