Rice is one of the major crops grown in the Sacramento Valley of California. Colusa, Glenn and Yolo Counties grow close to 50% of the California rice acreage.
General objectives of the Rice Farming Systems program are:
- To develop and implement educational and applied research programs appropriate for the rice industries in Colusa, Glenn and Yolo Counties.
- To collect and disseminate relevant and current information that will improve rice production and maximize net farm income, while conserving natural resources and safeguarding the environment.
Luis Espino conducts the Cooperative Extension Rice Farming Systems program in Colusa, Glenn and Yolo Counties. Luis has a Ph.D. in Entomology (2007), and M.Ag. (1999) and a B.S. (1996) in Agronomy . Luis can be contacted at the Colusa office at 530-458-0578 or 530-635-6234, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Luis Espino PhD
Title: Rice Farm Advisor
Specialty: Entomology, Agronomy
Cooperative Extension Colusa County
PO Box 180, 100 Sunrise Boulevard
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone: (530) 458-0578
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