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.
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.
Project Start Date
Friday, September 1, 2006
Project Completion Date
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Journal Articles From Project
An environmentally sustainable Australia
Soil, water and managing natural resources
RIC-Research to achieve water efficiency target