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California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, Inc., Rice Experiment Station (RES, 955 Butte City Highway [Hwy 99], Biggs, CA 95917)
Solar panels on the south side of the Rice Experiment Station
2016 California Rice Field Day
The annual Rice Field Day will be on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 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 the University of California (UC). We also seek and receive support
from many agricultural businesses and are planning a rice equipment vendor display.
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 on display during registration
until after lunch. Field tours of research will emphasize progress on rice variety improvement, and disease, insect pest, and weed
control. The program will conclude at with a lunch that includes rice.
We hope to see you August 31st. RES is located at
955 Butte City Highway (Hwy. 162), approximately 2½ miles west of Highway 99 north of Biggs, California.
During the annual Rice Field Day of the Rice Experiment Station, about 300 to 350 visitors tour the
experiments and yield test plots of released varieties and elite breeding lines. Rice types bred and produced by the Station
include Calrose (medium grain), long grain (conventional, aromatic, and basmati), short grain (conventional, waxy, and low amylose),
premium quality grain (short and medium), and bold grain.