Rapid response screening tools for minimising off-site impact of rice pesti


This project is expected to enable the rice industry to go beyond basic chemical management compliance thereby making a significant contribution towards enhancing the sustainability of the rice industry through working with the Environmental Champions program of the Rice Growers’ Association.



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Objective Summary

To develop rapid response tools to allow integrated pesticide management strategies leading to the environmental sustainability of ricefarming systems. This will be achieved by: Developing costeffective rapid assessment tools for pesticide detection in the drainage water using a biomarker approach. Conducting chemical and toxiocological assessment of sediment associated pesticides in the drainage channels. Enhancing the clean and green image of rice production systems through linkages with the Environmental Champions Program.

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Project Start Date

Friday, September 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Soil, water and managing natural resources

National Priority

RIC-Research to achieve water efficiency target


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Rapid Response Screening Tools to Minimise Offsite Impacts of Rice Pesticides