• Output $34m est. Up 7% yoy.
  • Yields increase to 10.6 tonnes/ha.
  • Prices hit record levels at $750/tonne.

Yanco Agricultural Institute hosts the 2020 Rice Industry Field Day

On 5 March 2020 the Yanco Agricultural Institute hosted the 2020 Rice Industry Field Day.  This one-day event, Research now for tomorrow’s rice, was a collaboration between DPI, Ricegrowers' Association of Australia, SunRice, AgriFutures Australia and Rice Extension.   DPI Staff showcased exclusive behind-the-scenes research through informative sessions to over 150 rice growers, industry representatives and advisers including sessions on agronomy, nutrition, rice breeding and quality programs.

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Growing wheat straight after rice

Growing wheat immediately after rice is a great opportunity to improve the productivity of rice farming systems in southern NSW. However, many growers perceive it to be a risky and unprofitable strategy, with a 2016 survey of rice growers finding that only 32% regularly grew wheat straight after rice. DPI has published Primefact recommendations on growing wheat straight after rice with a combination of advice from successful growers and the results from crop monitoring and research trials.

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