The purpose of this project is to assist in increasing the scale of the northern Australia rice industry through advancements in: Understanding and reducing key barriers to successful largescale rice production in northern Australia in terms of pests, diseases, agronomy and farming system management. Identifying improved agronomic practices, farming systems and rice varieties to lift northern rice yields by addressing barriers such as diseases, pests, water and nutrient management while minimising the impact on the environment. Improving the skills of rice growers and research, development & extension staff in northern Australia through the development of crop management packages.
University of Southern Queensland
The objective of this research project is to develop robust, profitable ricegrowing packages for both the wet and dry seasons in northern Australia so that farmers can quickly, easily and profitably adopt rice into their farming systems and grow a highquality premium product with minimal environmental impact.
Project Start Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Project Completion Date
Monday, March 30, 2020
Journal Articles From Project
An environmentally sustainable Australia
Adoption of R&D
NOR - Northern Rice