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2018 Rice Industry Field Day

  • Yanco Agricultural Institute Yanco, NSW, 2705 Australia (map)

2018 Rice Industry Field Day

Research for today, rice for the future

Event Resources

2018 Rice Industry Field Day Booklet

  • Agronomic trials, including aerobic rice trials and water use on different sowing methods compared to the traditional water seeded method, Brian Dunn, NSW DPI
  • Factors that affect whole grain yield in rice, Rachael Wood, NSW DPI & CSU Functional Grains Centre
  • All things in pests including trial work on snails and armyworms, Mark Stevens, NSW DPI
  • The rice breeding program including an inspection of new varieties and the processes undertaken to breed  a new variety, Peter Snell, NSW DPI

Videos

Mark Stevens, NSW DPI - Snail control research update

Results from c2018 snail control trials show that niclosamide is an effective chemical. Current work is improving the formulation for better dispersal.

Mark Stevens, NSW DPI - Armyworm damage thresholds

New research shows that rice can tolerate large amount of damage without yield loss before panicles emerge. 25% defoliation of the plant prior to panicle emergence resulted in no yield loss. 50% defolication resulted in 13% yield loss.

Mark Stevens, NSW DPI - Russian wheat aphid on rice

Russian wheat aphid was first found on rice in 2017 but the likely impact is not yet known. Future research will investigate whether the aphids damage rice.

Posters

Impact of farmer practice on rice grain quality, Rachael Wood, Functional Grains Centre

Russian Wheat Aphid in rice, Mark Stevens, NSW DPI

Armyworms in rice, Mark Stevens, NSW DPI

Reliable weed control in drill sown rice, Malcolm Taylor, Agropraisals Pty. Ltd.

Maximising on-farm irrigation profitability, John Smith, Robert Hoogers, Sam North, Don Griffin and Alex Schultz, NSW DPI

Early generation rice breeding, Ben Ovenden, Kylie Elliot, Greg Napier and Dee Sparkes, NSW DPI

Molecular rice breeding,  Ben Ovenden, Kylie Elliot, Greg Napier and Dee Sparkes, NSW DPI

Hybrid rice breeding, Ben Ovenden, Kylie Elliot, Greg Napier and Dee Sparkes, NSW DPI

Building better selection capacity for Glycemic Index into our Breeding and Quality Program, Rachelle Ward, NSW DPI

Relating starch structure in rice to its digestibility, Matthew Van Leeuwen, Western Sydney University