Welcome to the Grains Crop Team

Our Grain Crop Team is available for members to join. We look forward to connecting with you.

Recent Alerts

News Intrepid® 2F Section 18 is Approved for Armyworm Control

June 1, 2021 – calricenews.org

The Intrepid® 2F Section 18 is approved for use again in 2021. Section 18 labels are available through the county agricultural commissioner offices when you add Intrepid® 2F to your pesticide permit.

All Section 18 emergency exemptions are treated as restricted materials and product specific (Intrepid® 2F). The Section 18 process allows unregistered use of the pesticide to meet an emergency need. Therefore, the Section 18 is specific to Intrepid® 2F until the registration is complete and methoxyfenozide labels are amended to include rice.

For more information, contact the CRC’s Industry Affairs Manager Roberta Firoved at rfiroved@calrice.org or (916) 206-5039.

UCCE sounds alarm on looming insect threat

The spotted lanternfly is a major threat to numerous crops in California. Jeannette Warnert | May 14, 2020 Strikingly beautiful with a striped yellow abdomen and ruby red and black polka dot wings, the spotted lanternfly’s esthetic appeal belies its destructive nature. “Spotted lanternfly is a major threat to apples, grapes, stone fruits, roses, landscape […]

Drill Seeded Rice Trials

Michelle Leinfelder-Miles reports results from Herbicide trials in Rice Field Drill seeded Rice trials

Additional Resources


Areawide Monitoring of Armyworms in Rice

Weedy Rice in California: Where Does It Come From and What Can We Do About It?


UC Pest Management Guidelines: Small Grains

UC Pest Management Guidelines: Small Grains
• Cultivar characteristics and disease susceptibilities for barley, oat, wheat and triticale

Understanding Pesticide Labels for Making Pesticide Applications

Understanding Pesticide Labels for Making Pesticide Applications card set PDF in English and Spanish, plus other pesticide safety resources

Agricultural Videos

Agricultural videos—in particular:
• Year-round IPM programs: Video tour
• Setting a Macabee gopher trap
• Trap placement for pocket gophers

Online Training

Online training (*with continuing education units)
• Moving beyond pesticides
• Pesticide application equipment/calibration*
• Pesticide resistance*

Online training (some with continuing education units) on pesticide application equipment/calibration and pesticide resistance

UC ANR Blogs

UC ANR blogs—in particular:
• IPM in Field Crops
• UC Rice Blog
• UC Weed Science

UC ANR Twitter