Maximising rice yield potentials (1998)

Farrell, T Williams, R Reinke, R

1998

This IREC Farmer Newsletter gives an overview of the RIRDC DAN 107A results for 1995, 1996 and 1997. The identification of high growth lines among newly introduced varieties is a very exciting development of higher yielding varieties for the Australian rice industry. Strategic research is needed to break the yield frontier and help improving the profitability of rice growing, to ensure its sustainability. One key finding was the identification of introduced line that grow more rapidly than current Australian varieties. The majority of these lines flowered two weeks before Jarrah, therefore have lower final biomass than Australian varieties. Improvements in Australian lines can be achieved through combination of traditional breeding techniques and new germplasm.