Watergrass control in California rice fields
AuthorK. L. Viste
Author AffiliationsKenneth L. Viste, formerly Research Agronomist, Crops Research Division, ARS, USDA, University of California, Davis, is now Research Physiologist, Rohm and Haas Co., Bristol, Pa.
Hilgardia 17(8):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n08p4a. August 1963.
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.
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Rice plant injury: By invertebrate pests
Breeding new rice varieties for California: Effects of planting dates, seeding methods, low water temperatures
Nitrogen fertilization of rice in California
Environmental influences on seed and oil characteristics of: Flax
Poor drainage and excess soil moisture encourage spread of: Avocado root rot
Cutting dates affect cooking quality of dark red kidney beans
Sod webworms and other lawn pests in California