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There’s still time to sign up for the California Rice Yield Contest

UC rice yield contest

If you grow rice in California and think you have what it takes to harvest high yields, consider entering the University of California’s annual rice yield contest. Not only could you earn bragging rights, but you also could be in the running for the grand prize of a John Deere Gator. In years past, about 90% of the sign-ups came ... Read More »

Despite wet winter, UC yield contest winners still cut 100-plus cwt/acre

UCCE yield contest

• By Bruce Linquist • In 2015, University of California Cooperative Extension started the UCCE Rice Yield Contest as a pilot study in Butte County. The contest has now expanded to include all of the Sacramento Valley.Because of potential regional yield differences, the valley was divided into regions (1-NE, 2-NW, 3-S) using the Sacramento River and Highway 20 as dividing ... Read More »

UCCE to offer John Deere Gator for 2019 Yield Contest winner

UCCE 2018 yield contest winners

The University of California Cooperative Extension is once again seeking entries into its rice yield contest, and much like in 2018, it will offer a chance to win a John Deere Gator. “We realize that this has been a tough year for just about everyone growing rice; however, the rice yield contest will go on and it will be interesting ... Read More »

UC kicks off 2018 Rice Yield Contest with a few changes

john deere side by side

The University California Cooperative Extension is launching its yield contest once again for 2018 with a few changes. New this year is the grand prize of a John Deere side-by-side (XUV 560E) for the overall winner. The name of each regional winner will be placed into a hat and the winner drawn at the 2019 winter grower meetings. Each regional ... Read More »