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.
The Crown in right of the State of NSW acting through the Department of Primary Industries
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.
Project Start Date
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Project Completion Date
Monday, June 25, 2012
Journal Articles From Project
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