Rice season 1988/89 (September 1989)

Clampett, W


This IREC Farmers Newsletter article presents the results of the 1988/89 season. The season saw record average yield of 8 tonnes per hectare. The article presents information on how this was achieved and the changes since 1980/81 season when the averages were 7.27 tonnes per hectare. The article states the improvements are a result of adoption o f high yielding semi dwarf varieties, improved nitrogen management, weed control and improved crop establishment. The article discusses issues such as aerial sowing, combine sowing, sod seeded pastures and stubble, varieties, growing conditions and yields. The article concludes that this improvement can be maintained by continuing to sow on time, the right rates of nitrogen and maintaining deep water at early pollen stage.