Rice season 1989/90 record yields revisted (November 1990)
This IREC Farmers Newsletter article presents results of the 1989/90 season which an average of 8.1 tonne per hectare was maintained. The season saw rice areas sown increase by 10 % due to good water availability. The season also saw Yanco bred varieties increase to 90% and aerially sown rice increased to 80%. Due to wet winter crops were sown later and mild reproduction temperature caused few cold stress problems. There were however some grain quality issues due to dry warm harvest weather. The report presents further information on the sown areas, sowing methods time of sowing growing conditions, nitrogen and water depth management.