Posts tagged Harvest
Maximising rice yield potentials (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.

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Rice season 1985/86 (1986)

This IREC Farmers Newsletter article presents the results from the 1985 rice growing seasons. Pelde completely replaced Inga in 1985 and the feature of the season was low temperatures particularly during vegative, reproductive and delayed maturity which reduced yields. The reports presents the information on the sowing, temperatures for the season, the harvests and yields, weed control and nitrogen application. Low temperatures during early pollen formation stage also proved a hazard. However results still averaged 6.47 tonnes per hectare which was considered reasonable.  

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Landforming advantages for Rice (1981)

This IREC Farmers Newsletter article presents information on the advantages for rice. The information presented in the article is extracted from the bound notes of a large Landforming seminar that was undertaken in Finley NSW. The notes were compiled from surveys undertaken on farmers and their experiences with Landforming. The articles covers information including why there are advantages of rice following landforming, rice ground preparation after landforming and agronomic change from Landforming. 

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Grain yield loss through lodging in rice (1980)

This IREC Farmers Newsletter presents the results of a research undertaken at Yanco Agricultural Institute  during the 1980 rice season. The aim of the research was to determine where the yield loss occurred in lodging. There were comparisons made between hand harvesting and machine harvesting. The year had very little lodging occurring however the trial did conclude that the main cause of grain loss was the inability of equipment to successfully lift the crop when harvesting. It was concluded that lodged crops had as many tillers and as much grain as non lodged crops. 

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