Determining soil minerals role in rice quantity and quality (2000)

Batten, G Marr,K Gill, H Fitzgerald, M


This IREC Farmers Newsletter article presents an update of results for the RIRDC project DAN 175A investigating determining soil mineral roles in rice quantity and quality. The project is in three parts with the first aim of the project to determine the influence of soil factors on plant growth, nutrient uptake, grain yield and grain quality. Aim two is to determine the variation in the soil plant and grain minerals within a field and ability to detect this variation using remote imagining. The third aim is  to determine the critical nutrient concentration in rice shoots and grain.