Watergrass control in California rice fields
Chemicals now available will apparently control watergrass and some broadleaved weeds, if properly used. Another group of chemicals including MCPA and 2,4-D are 3xtremely effective against the broadleaved weeds. Good crop rotation systems, use of weed-free seed, water management and many other well known riceland management practices are also still available to rice farmers fighting weeds. With proper use of these new chemical tools far weed control, growers could be at the threshold of a new era of rice culture.