July 2018
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Weedy Rice Update
An e-newsletter from the
University of California Cooperative Extension
Time to start scouting for weedy rice
Now that clean up herbicide applications are finishing, it is a good time to start thinking about weedy rice. If your field has a history of weedy rice, start scouting for watergrass-looking weeds. Check patches of surviving grass. If the plants have no ligule, they are watergrass. If a ligule is present, they are rice (cultivated or weedy). Also check the roughness of the leaves - weedy rice leaves feel rough as you slide your fingers up and down the leave. If unsure, contact a UCCE farm advisor or use the Weedy Rice Reporter app to send us pictures and geographic location. We will take a look and let you know if the plants are weedy rice or just watergrass.

Pull weedy rice plants out of the field. Avoid leaving them on levees. Since the plants don't have panicles yet, it is safe to discard them on dry areas near the field, but it is best to just take them to the dumpster. For more information on identification, videos, and pictures, visit our website www.caweedyrice.com .
Check out the UCCE weedy rice web page by clicking below
UCCE Contacts
Luis Espino
UCCE Rice Farm Advisor
Colusa, Glenn and Yolo Counties
Whitney Brim-DeForest
UCCE Rice Farm Advisor
Sutter, Yuba, Placer and Sacramento Counties

Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
UCCE Farm Advisor
Delta Crops

Kassim Al-Khatib
Weed Science Specialist, UC Davis

This e-newsletter was developed by the University of California Cooperative Extension with support from the California Rice Commission.