During this drought, demand for rice stubble has increased but demand is often limited due to the low nutrition that rice straw provides. You can improve the nutrition of rice stubble through different conservation management practices or by adding nitrogen based products to the straw.
Growing reliable, high yielding wheat crops immediately after rice is a great opportunity to improve the productivity of rice farming systems in southern NSW. The principle benefits are higher returns:
per mega litre by productively using the water remaining in the soil after rice
to capital invested in irrigation infrastructure by double cropping