The 32nd Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) meeting will be held Feb. 18-21 at the Westin San Diego.

The biannual RTWG meeting brings together scientists, extension personnel, government and industry representatives and growers involved in all aspects of rice production. The meeting objectives include sharing information and coordinating research and joint efforts to find solutions for the rice industry’s most challenging problems.

Principal RTWG 2008 speakers will include Robert Zeigler, International Rice Research Institute director general; Will Horwath, professor of soil biogeochemistry in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California at Davis; and Scott Rozelle, the Helen F. Farnsworth senior fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University.

RTWG 2008 will feature a poster session, committee meetings, a symposium and the following technical sessions: rice culture; breeding and genetics; economics and marketing; plant protection; processing; storage and quality; and weed control and growth regulation.

For more information and to register for the meeting go to http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/rtwg.