WVM rice yield lifted (2000)

Beale, P

2000

This IREC Farmer Newsletter article presents information on the comparisons between the Western Murray Valley (WMV) and Eastern Murray Valley (EMV) yields. It indicates as to why there are key differences in yields and presents data from the 97/98 and 98/99 season. The results for the two seasons indicated the 98/99 season saw WVM crops close the yield gap on EMV crops. The two main reasons for the results were improved establishment and lack of cold damage.