Case study - Peter and Renee Burke - Broadscale transition to drill sown rice

Case study

Peter and Renee have been growing rice for 21 years using predominantly aerial sown or dry broadcast sowing methods with great success. So why would they take on the challenge to change to drill sow 95% of their 1550 acres sown in 2017-18?

It was simple - Peter and Renee knew they had to make changes to remain competitive in the water market and to maximise their water use efficiency.

Troy Mauger, Rice Extension, August 2018


Rice growers, Peter and Renee Burke, changing to drill sown rice to maximise water use efficiency.