Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension, the 2009 Rice Grower Meetings will be held in two locations:

Maxwell: Jan. 20, Maxwell Inn, 81 Oak St. Maxwell, Calif., (530) 438-2521

Chico: Jan. 22, Masonic Family Center, 1110 East Avenue, Chico, Calif., (530) 342-7143

Time: Doors open at 7:45 a.m. and meetings start at 8:15 a.m.

Agenda

7:45 a.m. – Doors open, sign-in, coffee

8:10 – Call meeting to order

8:15 – Alternative Cultural Systems: Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds. A.J. Fischer, UCD

9:00 – On-Farm Demonstrations of Alternative Systems. Project Overview. C.A. Greer, UCCE

9:15 – N Management: Alternative Systems & Evaluation of Starter Fertilizers. B.A. Lindquist, UCD

10:00 – BREAK

10:15 – RRB Board Nominations. D. Dickey, RRB

10:25 – CA Rice Commission Referendum and Major Amendment. T. Johnson, CRC

10:35 – Regulation Update. R. Price, Butte Co. Ag Commissioner or J. Richter, Colusa Co. Assistant Ag Commissioner

10:45 – Pesticides and Water Quality: Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program. R. Firoved, CRC

11:15 – Water Quality and Rice Production. B.A. Lindquist, UCD

11:30 – Environmental Effects on Rice Milling Quality. R.G. Mutters, UCCE

Noon – ADJOURN

Application has been made for DPR and CCA CE credits.