Rice Pesticide Program
The Rice Pesticide Program is a longstanding watershed effort whereby rice growers follow Board-approved management practices contained in use permits obtained from Agricultural Commissioners when applying selected rice pesticides. The Program includes monitoring of Sacramento Valley agricultural drains and the Sacramento River by the California Rice Commission (CRC). The Cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento also conduct monitoring at their drinking water intakes on the Sacramento River. Monitoring is conducted during the peak discharge period for ten weeks from late-April through June to capture the thiobencarb use season. The current Rice Pesticide Program resolution (R5-2010-9001) was adopted in 2010 and outlines the program requirements.
- Approving the Rice Pesticides Program - Control of Rice Pesticides, Resolution No. R5-2010-9001, Adopted on 24 February 2010
Annual Water Quality Monitoring Reports and Program Recommendations
- 2018 Rice Pesticides Program Summary and 2019 Program Recommendations
- 2017 Rice Pesticides Program Summary and 2018 Program Recommendations
- 2016 Rice Pesticides Program Summary and 2017 Program Recommendations
- 2015 Rice Pesticide Program Summary and 2016 Program Recommendations