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HERE IS HE LATEST INFORMATION OF IMPORTANCE TO YOUR RICE-PRODUCTION DECISIONS

A check mark indicates items that apply NOW--in 1971. Other items give the newest information on the shape of future developments.

YOUR RESEARCH DOLLARS MULTIPLIED

Your financial support for the new coordinated rice research program has led other agencies, including industry, to coordinate their research effort and dollars into the total effort. This avoids duplication of research effort, conserves funds for all concerned, and assures earlier achievement of goals.

Another consequence is that facilities devoted to rice research are expanding: The plant-breeding staff and facilities have been increased at the Rice Experiment Station. A supplementary rice research facility developed at UC Davis has functioned successfully for two crop seasons. The field station resource of the University is also becoming more involved. The Imperial Valley Field Station is being used as a point of introduction of thousands of new varieties and lines from overseas in order to have new germplasm required for the accelerated breeding program. The Westside Field Station at Five Points is being used to test new genetic lines and potentially new varieties.


The total program of California rice research is summarized here. To cover new information for your operations in the fewest words, no distinction is made between the work by the various organizations:

  • University of California
  • California Cooperative Rice research Foundation, Inc. (Rice Experiment Station, Biggs)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife (U.S. Department of the Interior)
  • Commercial companies cooperating on various aspects of the total program

For more details on matters of special interest to you, get in touch with scientists of those organizations or with your local UC Farm Advisor.

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