Posts in Crop Management
Maximising establishment in drill sown rice - Setup and maintenance of drill sowing planting equipment

Uniform establishment is the key to a successful rice crop. Growers should ensure their sowing machine (or their contractors’ machine) is well serviced and operational before sowing time. 

If you haven’t got your machine out yet, the checklists below may assist in ensuring your seeding machine operates optimally this season. 

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Rice Growing Guide

The recommendations in this guide are based on current rice technology developed from extensive field experience, rice research and development projects. They represent the current state of knowledge and the successful farm practices identified by experienced rice growers, research scientists and extension agronomists. The recommendations have been reviewed and revised based on seasonal experiences, research, extension and farmer results. 

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Langi growing guide

Langi is a semi-dwarf long grain variety that has soft cooking (low amylose) properties.

This document outlines yield potential, establishment vigour, sowing requirements, cold tolerance attributes, lodging potential and nitrogen management of Langi.

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Koshihikari growing guide

Koshihikari is a short grain premium Japanese variety that demands a high premium. It is a tall variety that is susceptible to lodging and should not be aerial sown.

This document outlines yield potential, establishment vigour, sowing requirements, cold tolerance attributes, straighthead susceptibility, lodging potential and nitrogen management of Koshi.

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