The 2009 Rice Production Workshop will be held on March 25 at the Refuge Restaurant in Yuba City. The Workshop, organized by University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), aims to present current and potential growers, pest control advisers, industry representatives, regulatory agencies and other interested parties with a broad view of the California rice production system and the most up to date research findings.

Information will be presented by UC Davis and UCCE scientists and Extension personnel with many years experience working in California rice. Topics include land preparation, varieties, rice growth and development, water management, crop fertility, and pest management.

Registration fee for the workshop is $75 per person and includes lunch and workshop educational materials. To register for the 2009 Rice Production Workshop, you may request a registration form be sent via email or fax from Chris Greer. For more information, contact Chris Greer (530-822-7515), Cass Mutters (530-538-7201), or Luis Espino (530-458-0578), farm advisors, UCCE. Remember that space is limited, so register early.