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Butte County rice growers stop aerial application of herbicide
Butte County rice growers will be switching to ground application of Clincher, an herbicide that knocks down rice weeds but can cause damage to some orchard crops if applied by air.

Agricultural commissioners made the decision to ground the applications because they feared if crops got damaged, they would lose the use of the valuable herbicide.

In Butte County, Agricultural Commissioner Richard Price is primarily concerned with potential damage to the county's 2,700 acres of peaches, mostly in the Gridley area.

Clincher can create spots on the leaves of trees or on the fruit itself. There's also some damage reported in walnuts.

Price said other counties have made the same rules, including Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter and Sacramento.

UC Davis Cooperative Extension farm adviser Cass Mutters said ground application causes certain changes, such as needing to drain the field more and let the fields dry so the rigs can roll through.

"It adds substantial cost to application," Mutters said. Clincher is particularly effective on sprangletop, a weed that can cause substantial reduction of yield in rice, Mutter said, even when there aren't that many weeds present.

Mutters said that the rice industry is very active in keeping applications on rice fields from affecting nearby crops or waterway. The California Rice Commission long-term herbicide stewardship program has resulted in a 99.5 percent reduction in herbicide residue over the past 20 years.

"That's commendable," he said. He said the rice program has been the basis of current efforts to have water monitoring on other crops where water runs from land to the waterways.
MGR Archive 20.3.2005
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