Northern Australia Rice - Developing High Quality Rice for Northern Australia


The priorities of this project are: 1) Determine the parameters of quality that define the different types of rice. 2) Conduct quality evaluation of rice grown in the North. 3) Ensure that the three laboratories measuring quality are repeatable and reproducible. 4) Develop a prediction model for head rice yield. 5) Develop and deliver selection tools for important components of the grain.


Northern Rice

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

The purpose of the project is to develop and establish a rice industry in Northern Australia that is able to target new markets, provide ecosystem diversity in the case of climate events in Southern Australia, and to diversify the Australian rice program. Five research objectives have been developed to achieve the overarching goal, and this proposal seeks to contribute to that goal through two of the objectives: A1 (Varietal breeding and selection): Identify suitable grain characteristics to maximise market returns from northerngrown rice. A5 (Postharvest handling): Maximise grower returns through postharvest handling that is cost effective and ensures grain quality.

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Project Stage


Project Start Date

Friday, December 15, 2017

Project Completion Date

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NOR - Northern Rice