The California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, the University of California, and the United States Department of Agriculture will hold the annual Rice Field Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs, Calif.

Registration and poster viewing will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be followed by the General Meeting. The business meeting will include reports by the Chairman and Treasurer of the California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, the Rice Research Trust, and the California Rice Research Board. It will conclude with the presentation of the D. Marlin Brandon Rice Research Fellowship and the California Rice Industry Award.

From 9:30 to noon, field tours will be conducted of the research nurseries focusing on breeding, disease resistance, weed control, and entomology. The tours will be followed by a luncheon at noon. There is no charge for this event.

The Rice Experiment Station is located 2.5 miles west of Highway 99 on Highway 162 towards Butte City. Further information can be obtained at http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/ricestation/ or by calling the Rice Experiment Station at 530-868-5481.