University of California

Watergrass control in California rice fields


K. L. Viste

Author Affiliations

Kenneth L. Viste, formerly Research Agronomist, Crops Research Division, ARS, USDA, University of California, Davis, is now Research Physiologist, Rohm and Haas Co., Bristol, Pa.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(8):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n08p4a. August 1963.

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Chemicals now available will apparently control watergrass and some broadleaved weeds, if properly used. Another group of chemicals including MCPA and 2,4-D are 3xtremely effective against the broadleaved weeds. Good crop rotation systems, use of weed-free seed, water management and many other well known riceland management practices are also still available to rice farmers fighting weeds. With proper use of these new chemical tools far weed control, growers could be at the threshold of a new era of rice culture.

Viste K. 1963. Watergrass control in California rice fields. Hilgardia 17(8):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n08p4a
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