Downloading weather data with maNage rice version 5.1 (2002)

Angus, J Williams, R.L Smith, D.J


This IREC Farmer Newsletter article is information regarding Downloading weather data with manage rice version 5.1.  The latest version of maNage Rice has an option to download temperature an solar radiation data from the internet. The data are used to predict stage of rice development and yield response to topdressed nitrogen, and can also be graphed to show the difference from average. Details are provided on how rice growers and advisers can obtain free copies and the computer requirements for running this program. Future versions are planned with more use of downloaded weather data for example, optimum draining date and grain cracking in relation to harvest date.