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New in this edition, readers will find information on:
- Exotic pests in rice
- Detecting, confirming and managing herbicide resistance
- New diseases: bakanae, rice blast and false smut
- New weeds: red rice, rice cutgrass, waterstargrass and Monochoria
The publication also has:
- Illustrations now in color
- Life cycle illustrations for each disease
Integrated Pest Management for Rice is UC IPM principal editor Larry Strand’s last work before he retired. The book was written with the help of University of California researchers, Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisors. The committee of technical editors includes Luis Espino, UCCE advisor in Colusa County; Albert Fischer, professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis; Larry Godfrey, UCCE specialist in the Department of Entomology at UC Davis; Christopher Greer, UCCE advisor in Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties; James Hill, UCCE specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis; Rex Marsh; UCCE specialist emeritus in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology at UC Davis; and Randall (Cass) Mutters, UCCE advisor in Butte County.
IPM for Rice is available for $27 online in the UC ANR Catalog (www.ucanr.edu/IPMRice), and in person at many UC Cooperative Extension county offices. More information, including a view of the table of contents, are on the UC IPM website.
The California rice crop was valued at $850 million in 2011, according to the CDFA crop report.
Got pests and want to use integrated pest management? Use a year-round IPM program developed by the UC Statewide IPM Program. If you’re not familiar with what a year-round IPM program is, think of it as a checklist for the agricultural pest management activities you should be doing throughout the season. You can take the new video tour "Using Year-Round IPM Programs" to explore the benefits and uses of IPM in field, orchard and vineyard crops. If you are managing pests in cole crops or pistachios, see the two newest year-round IPM programs.
Monitoring the most important pests, making management decisions, and planning for the following season are all activities in the year-round IPM programs. Even better are how they connect to the Pest Management Guidelines so you can read about the details . . . how to monitor, what the treatment thresholds are, or the best pesticide to use.
One of the basic IPM principles is to choose the best pesticide for the situation. The year-round IPM programs help you do this by ensuring you’re applying pesticides only when you need to, and providing you with information so you can choose the most effective pesticide with the least harm to water quality, air quality, natural enemies and honey bees.
The checklist, photo ID pages, and monitoring forms are easily printable for use in the field. Interested in other crops? We have 25 year-round IPM programs:
Let us know how year-round IPM programs are benefiting you.
Year-round IPM ensure effective pest control with least harm to the natural environment.