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
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Video of Rice Breeding at RES, the First 100 Years (left). 
Field tour of rice plots and rows during the Field Day (above).
Productivity. Grain yields in California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas from 1960 to 2012. (Graphed from data in USDA-ERS, 2012).





 The new Research Building

of the Rice Experiment Station
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Rice Breeding. Grain yield of 25 semi-dwarf cultivars released by the Rice Experiment Station and their year of release in yield trials in 2012 and 2014. Grain yield increase rates due to cultivar releases were estimated at 60 and 38 kg/ha/year based on the 2012 and 2014 yield trials, respectively.
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