Rice Experiment Station

Rice in California, Beyond 100 Years of Varietal Development

California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, Inc.
1912 to 2012 Centennial Booklet of the Rice Experiment Station

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 this link.

Solar panels on the south side of the Rice Experiment Station

2016 California Rice Field Day


The annual Rice Field Day will be on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at the Rice Experiment Station (RES), Biggs, California. We cordially invite you and your associates to join us for this event. The purpose of the Rice Field Day is to give rice growers and others an opportunity to observe and discuss research in progress at RES. Rice Field Day is sponsored by the California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation (CCRRF) and the University of California (UC). We also seek and receive support from many agricultural businesses and are planning a rice equipment vendor display.


The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a General Session that serves as the Annual CCRRF Membership Meeting. Posters and demonstrations will be on display during registration until after lunch. Field tours of research will emphasize progress on rice variety improvement, and disease, insect pest, and weed control. The program will conclude at noon with a lunch that includes rice.


We hope to see you August 31st. RES is located at 955 Butte City Highway (Hwy. 162), approximately 2 miles west of Highway 99 north of Biggs, California.

Rice Field Day Program and
List of Posters and Demonstrations
Recent Links
     During the annual Rice Field Day of the Rice Experiment Station, about 300 to 350 visitors tour the experiments and yield test plots of released varieties and elite breeding lines. Rice types bred and produced by the Station include Calrose (medium grain), long grain (conventional, aromatic, and basmati), short grain (conventional, waxy, and low amylose), premium quality grain (short and medium), and bold grain.
 The new Research Building of the
Rice Experiment Station
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Rice Experiment Station Staff
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