Rice Experiment Station
Rice in California
RES: Beyond 100 Years of Rice Breeding
California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, Inc.
CCRRF RES, The First Solar-Powered Rice Breeding Station in USA
The Rice Experiment Station of the California
Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, Inc., has been generating electricity through its solar panels since December 30, 2011. To view
the live solar energy generated and its equivalent savings in terms of gallons of gas saved or tons or CO2 not emitted, please click
Solar panels on the south side of the Rice Experiment Station
Video of Rice Breeding at RES, the First 100 Years (left).
Field tour of rice plots and rows during the Field Day (above).
Productivity. Grain yields in California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas from 1960 to 2012. (Graphed from data
in USDA-ERS, 2012).
The new Research Building
of the Rice Experiment Station
Rice Breeding. Grain yield of 25 semi-dwarf cultivars released by the Rice Experiment Station and their year of release in yield trials
in 2012 and 2014. Grain yield increase rates due to cultivar releases were estimated at 60 and 38 kg/ha/year based on the 2012
and 2014 yield trials, respectively.