Rice Experiment Station

Rice in California

RES: Beyond 100 Years of Rice Breeding
California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, Inc.
1912 to 2012 Centennial Booklet of the Rice Experiment Station

CCRRF RES, The First Solar-Powered Rice Breeding Station in USA

     The Rice Experiment Station of the California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, Inc., has been generating electricity through its solar panels since December 30, 2011. To view the live solar energy generated and its equivalent savings in terms of gallons of gas saved or tons or CO2 not emitted, please click this link.

Solar panels on the south side of the Rice Experiment Station
Link to Rice News' California Rice Signs on YouTube (above).
Rice Breeding at RES, the First 100 Years (left). 

Annual California Rice Field Day Invitation

Our annual Rice Field Day will be on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at the Rice Experiment Station (RES), Biggs, California. We cordially invite you and your associates to join us for this event. The purpose of the Rice Field Day is to give rice growers and others an opportunity to observe and discuss research in progress at RES. Rice Field Day is sponsored by the California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation (CCRRF) and University of California (UC). We also seek and receive support from many agricultural businesses and are planning a rice equipment vendor display. 

The following is a brief outline of the Rice Field Day program. We will update the program on our web page at http://www.crrf.org.




7:30 8:30 a.m.



 Posters and Demonstrations


  Equipment Displays

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

General Session


  CCRRF Annual Membership Meeting


 Rice Research Trust Report


  California Rice Industry Award

9:30 - Noon

Field Tours Of Rice Research


  Variety Improvement


  Disease Resistance


  Insects and Control


  Weeds and Control

12:00 Noon


The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a General Session that serves as the Annual CCRRF Membership Meeting. Posters and demonstrations will be in place during registration until after lunch. Field tours of research will emphasize progress in rice variety improvement, and disease, insect pest, and weed control. The program will conclude at noon with a lunch that includes rice.

We hope to see you on August 26th. RES is located at 955 Butte City Highway (Hwy. 162), approximately two and one half miles west of Highway 99, north of Biggs, California.


Equipment Display Donors for Field Day 2015

Recent Links
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2015 Field Day Program and Bulletin