Rice variety guide 2019–20


Recommended sowing dates have been changed to better reflect the maturities of the current varieties, so please check and sow within the revised sowing windows.

Growing the right varieties will have an impact on your farm's productivity and profitability.

The most recent average yield for each variety in each region (Table 1) will help you to plan a budget estimate.

The characteristics for each variety (Table 2) will assist you to determine the most suitable varieties for your farming agronomic situation.

Rice variety maturity and recommended sowing/first flush dates 2019-2020 are presented in Table 3.

Recommended sowing rates are suggested in Table 4.

This factsheet compilation is reviewed each year by NSW DPI researchers to incorporate current commercial and research experience of the performance of each variety available for commercial production in south-eastern Australia.

Topics include:

  • important management of practices
  • variety characteristics
  • recommended sowing rates


Published: 13 Sep 2019