California: Stored Rice Insect Pest Management Workshop, Richvale, April 7

    The University of California Cooperative Extension will be holding a workshop on rice storage and mill insect pest management from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lundberg Family Farmsin Richvale on Tuesday, April 7.

    The workshop will focus on pest management in rice mills as well as in storage bins. Major topics include:

    1. Current status and challenges of rice grain insect pest management;
    2. Integrated pest management programs;
    3. Monitoring and dynamics of storage insect pests inside and around rice mills;
    4. Structural treatments, residual insecticides, and aeration;
    5. Economics of storage rice insect pest control;
    6. Integrated storage rice insect pest management and tool delivery.

    Participants are asked to register on-line here. Registration is free. Please register before April 1st to ensure participation. Seats will be filled on a first-come basis. Lunch will be provided. 

    For more information, contact Luis Espino, University of California Cooperative Extension (530-458-0578, laespino@ucanr.edu) or Jim Stewart, Lundberg Family Farms (530-538-3500).

    The workshop is organized by the research team of the Post-Harvest Grain Management Project, which was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grants Program. The team consists of several scientists with many years experience in the subject of pest management in stored grains and storage and milling facilities.

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