A rice field tour covering weed resistance management and water quality will be held in Northern California, Aug. 21, 2008.

The University of California (UC) is organizing a field tour of rice research sites in Butte and Glenn counties. Research at these sites focuses on the development of weed, nutrient and pest management strategies for rice grown under different establishment systems (water and dry seeded); and the use of chemical and cultural tools to manage resistant “mimic” watergrass. The tour will be directed by UC Davis scientists and UC Cooperative Extension rice farm advisors. Rice growers, pest control advisers and rice industry representatives are cordially invited.

The tour will start at the Rice Experiment Station (955 Butte City Hwy., approximately 2.5 miles west of Highway 99, north of Biggs) at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to last until noon.