Rice Weed Management in Australia


The project aims to continue a long term commitment towards independent, efficient, reliable and accurate assessment and development of effective weed management programs for drill seeded (aerobic/dry) and water seeded (dry sown and pregerminated) rice. We propose to conduct annual replicated field trials to evaluate new and existing herbicides at both dedicated research sites and in rice grower’s fields. Results will be used to support registrations and recommendations for inclusion in the Rice Crop Protection Guide as part of the rice industry commitment to sustainable farming practices. Annual field days will be held to enable agronomists to inspect results first hand to lift and maintain competency and confidence when working with their rice growing clients.



Research Organisation

Agropraisals Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

Evaluate new herbicides for their selectivity and efficacy in both DRY (aerobic, drill seeded culture) and water seeded (pregerminated and dry sown) rice Develop new programs for rice weed control that are effective and deliver multiple modes of action concurrently on the same cohort of weeds. Maintain and improve agronomist and ricegrower competency when attempting to maintain crops weed free to enable optimum water use efficiency and profitability.

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Project Stage


Project Start Date

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Project Completion Date

Monday, May 30, 2022

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

RIC-Farm productivity - crop inputs, crop protection and the farming system