As per latest information available it has been reported that planting rice in California is done at speeds much faster than most other crops are planted. In this matter, it has been revealed most of California's 500,000-plus acres of rice are planted by aircraft onto fields flooded with just a few inches of water. While, on this particular morning in mid-May Growers Air Service of Woodland, California was seeding rice fields west of Woodland as the sun rose through a layer of clouds that were dumping late-season snow in the Sierra Nevada.
Further, in this regard Mr Ralph Holsclaw, President of Growers Air Service, informed that it utilizes a fleet of Air Tractor 502B aircraft to do everything from plant rice, wheat and alfalfa to apply crop-use products by air on northern California crops. There is not a crop up here that we do not work on, it was narrated.