Tag Archives: Weed Control

UC offers pest management webinar series, including one on rice

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University of California Cooperative Extension in Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties will hold a series of webinars in September and October to provide research updates on some Sacramento Valley’s major crops, including rice. The classes are relevant to growers throughout California and are primarily focused on pest management and pesticide safety. Both PCA and CCA credits are available. The Sept. ... Read More »

Gowan acquires distribution rights to Ricestar HT herbicide from Bayer

Gowan Co. LLC has entered into an agreement with Bayer AG to acquire the exclusive distribution rights to Bayer’s post-emergent rice herbicide, Ricestar HT. The agreement gives Gowan rights to the supply and supplemental distribution of the herbicide, effective Sept. 1, with all commercial sales and marketing responsibilities in the United States transferring from Bayer to Gowan, according to a ... Read More »

Check sedge escapes before harvest to see if any may be newcomer

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• By Tommy Butts • Harvest is rapidly approaching, and the majority of folks have put weed control thoughts behind them. However, identifying and assessing late-season weed escapes is a necessity to develop an effective weed control strategy for the next year. Sedges have really exploded over the past couple of seasons, and identifying specific sedge species escapes in the ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter rice research showcased at virtual field day

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• By Bruce Schultz • Scientists at the Louisiana State University AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station detailed their work in an online field day presentation July 1. Mike Salassi, LSU AgCenter vice president for plant and animal science, said the virtual field day was necessary as a safeguard against the coronavirus pandemic. Salassi said rice adds $1 billion ... Read More »

Adama discusses robust rice products pipeline

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• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • Adama has rolled out two off-patent herbicides for rice this season and has two more planned for introduction next year, providing they receive registration. This season, the company introduced Vopak 3ME, a micro-encapsulated formulation of clomazone, and Zurax L, a liquid formulation of quinclorac. The products join Preface and Postscript, which are paired with ... Read More »

The heat is on in California

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• By Dr. Steve Linscombe • California rice growers are watching their thermometers as much as they are observing their rice fields these days. Daily high temperatures are forecasted to be well above 100 degrees through Saturday in Colusa — located on the west side of the Sacramento Valley — reaching as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday. Temperatures ... Read More »

At-planting herbicide selection for rice and corn acres

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• By Tom Barber • I have had numerous calls and texts over the past week with questions about burndown herbicides and plant-back intervals. Although there is not much we can do about the rain (it will eventually stop), one thing we can do is be prepared and ready to roll when the weather clears. Regardless if early burndown programs ... Read More »

Outstanding in their field

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RTWG Awards Luncheon recognizes peers for exemplary work. Every two years, rice researchers from around the United States and even the globe get together for the Rice Technical Working Group. This year, the two-day event was hosted by Mississippi State University and held recently in Orange Beach, Alabama. During the awards luncheon, researchers recognize peers who have made outstanding contributions ... Read More »

Optimize crop fertility with soil sampling, urease inhibitors

Early season fertility is crucial to producing a profitable, sustainable rice crop. Of utmost importance is to take soil fertility samples as directed and send them to a reputable lab for analysis. If you have not done this, do it now. If you plan to ratoon crop, you must include this option in your overall fertility management program. You should ... Read More »

U Ark launches row crop text message updates

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Interested in receiving up-to-date University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture row crop information and recommendations directly to your text messaging inbox? Look no further. The university is rolling out a text messaging service from several UAEX row crop Extension specialists. If you are interested in this service, please opt-in through the following process: 1. Text the number 69922 with ... Read More »