UCCE slates virtual winter rice meeting for Feb. 11

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Weedy rice in California rice field will be one of the topics discussed during the 2021 virtual UC winter rice meeting — photo courtesy UCCE

The University of California Cooperative Extension plans to hold its annual winter rice meetings as a virtual event Feb. 11 from 9 a.m.-noon PST.

Continuing education credits are pending from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and Certified Crop Advisors (CCA).

The cost is $10, and you must preregister to receive a Zoom link.

Here is the agenda:

9:00-9:10              Introduction

9:10-9:20              Rice Research Board Nominations, Dana Dicky, Rice Research Board

9:20-9:40              Ag Commissioner Update – Scott Bowden, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County

9:40-9:55              Weed Management Update, Kassim Al-Khatib, UC Davis

9:55-10:05           Break

10:05-10:20        Disease Management Update, Luis Espino, UCCE

10:20-10:35        Arthropod Management Update, Ian Grettenberger, UC Davis

10:35-10:50        Ricelands Salmon Project and Bird Programs Update, Paul Buttner, California Rice Commission

10:50-11:00        Break

11:00-11:15        Emerging Weed Issues, Whitney Brim-Deforest and Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE

11:15-11:30        Fertility Update, Bruce Linquist, UC Davis

11:30-11:45        Roxy Rice, Kent McKenzie, Roxy Rice Production System Consultant

11:45-Noon        2020 Summary and Variety Update, Bruce Linquist, UC Davis

Click to preregister

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