The operation of the NIR tissue for rice (November 1990)

Batten, G Blakeney, A McCaffery, A Sharman, J


This IREC Farmers Newsletter article presents information on the use of NIR tissues test in rice growing. The article describes the operation of the nitrogen tissues testing service of farmer evaluation of its operation. The aim is to inform more rice growers of the service which should be regarded as essential part of rice management. The NIR tissue test provides information not available from visual inspection of the colour of the crop or the number of shoots per square metre. The article covers information on how the tissue testing service is operated, collection of the samples, response by users of the NIR tissues test, transport of the sample to laboratory, laboratory operation, fertilizer recommendations and future development.