California may be only a bit player in world rice production; however, the Biggs RES has long been a world leader in developing rice varieties and rice production systems.
For more, see: California research playing key role in rice production increase
Jeff Oster, left, plant pathology project leader at RES, is dwarfed by his research plot while talking about his work to a group touring the research farm.
This trio of rice producers, from left: John Marher of Sutter County and father-son Yuba County growers John, center, and Elroy Morello, say they have good crops awaiting their combines this fall.
UC entomologist Larry Godfrey details his insect pest control trials at RES.
Colusa County, Calif., rice growers, Joe Kalfsbeck, left, and C.J. LeGrande take in the festivities at the California Rice Experiment Station centennial field day celebration.