Approaches to Manage Spatial Variability of Rice Growth and Yield


This proposal continues research initiated in RIRDC project DAN 248A Understanding, quantifying and managing spatial variability of rice growth and yield. It comprises two components; 1. The major component in this project relates to precision agriculture and researching approaches to aid the identification and management of the spatial variability in rice growth and yield within the field, 2. The second and minor component involves maintaining the NIR instruments and their calibrations for the NIR Tissue Test service and updating the associated nitrogen topdressing recommendations.



Research Organisation

The Crown in right of the State of NSW acting through the Department of Primary Industries

Objective Summary

The project objectives are to: 1. Identify and understand factors contributing to infield spatial variability in rice yield, 2. Identify and evaluate methods by which ricegrowers can manage infield spatial variability in yield to increase production, profitability and water productivity. 3. Maintain the NIR calibrations and instruments for the rice NIR Tissue Testing Service and update the associated PI nitrogen topdressing recommendations.

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Project Start Date

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Project Completion Date

Monday, June 25, 2012

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

RIC-Farm productivity - crop inputs, crop protection and the farming system


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Approaches to Managing Variability of Rice Growth and Yield