Saving water, lifting efficiency - Delayed Permanent Water

A replicated experiment was established at Yanco Agricultural Institute in October 2008 with rice being irrigated at a range of moisture stress levels until two weeks prior to panicle initiation when permanent water was applied. The aim of the experiment was to quantify water use for each level of moisture stress and measure plant growth and grain yield resulting from the delayed application of permanent water – delayed permanent water. 

Brian Dunn , Don Gaydon & Colin Dunn, REC Farmers’ Newsletter – Large Area No. 183: Spring 2010