Temperate rice conference: Agronomy and Nutrition (June 1994)

Beecher, G, Batten, G


This IREC Farmers Newsletter presents an overview of some of the seventeen papers presented at the Temperate Rice conference that were concerned with the agronomy and nutrition of the rice crop. Through the papers presented it was evident that the importance of nitrogen was emphasized. This article presents information on when nitrogen should be applied, fertiliser placement, crop potential protection, the timing of when nitrogen becomes available to rice crops, rice tissue testing, nutrient exports by rice, increasing nitrogen fertilizer, pastures for rice grown, late sowing and reducing ground water recharge.