Sacramento fire officials say the pilot was not hurt when his crop duster went down about 7:30 this morning near Highway 99 and Riego Road.
The plane's motor reportedly quit but the pilot was able to guide the plane down for a hard landing in a ditch near the roadway.
Crews from Sutter County are responding.
Traffic in the area is affected.
Stay tuned to KFBK for more details as they become available.