Rice Experiment Station
Rice in California, Beyond 100 Years of Varietal Development
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
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.
Rice Experiment Station Staff