Production of Quality Rice in South Eastern Australia provides comprehensive information on the science, technology and management practices underlying rice production systems in south eastern Australia.
This publication is designed as a diagnostic tool to assist rice growers, advisors, as well as the industry in south eastern Australia to identify relevant pest, disease and weed issues that are encountered in rice crops in the region. It also contains a quick guide to the potential industry threats.
The recommendations in this guide are based on current rice technology developed from extensive field experience, rice research and development projects. They represent the current state of knowledge and the successful farm practices identified by experienced rice growers, research scientists and extension agronomists. The recommendations have been reviewed and revised based on seasonal experiences, research, extension and farmer results.
The best defence against pests, diseases and weeds on your farm is to implement sound biosecurity practices. Quick and simple measures can easily be built into everyday practices that will help protect your farm and your future. The purpose of this farm biosecurity planner is to help you identify the biosecurity risks on your farm and provide guidance on how to address them. By developing an action plan you will be able to identify and prioritise biosecurity practices relevant to your property.
This guide aims to assist people working in the primary industries (agriculture and fishing) in understanding their legal Work Health and Safety (WHS) responsibilities and being able to easily access important state/territory and national information to help meet these requirements.
You are not alone in thinking that it is dif cult to nd your way through the mine eld of PA! It became apparent to the Rice Extension team and the ‘Precision Agriculture in Rice Production’ project led by Andrew Whitlock of Precision Agriculture Pty Ltd. that the biggest impediment to adopting PA in rice is to know where and how to start!
THIS edition marks a momentous point in the history of the IREC Farmers’ Newsletter. This edition is the very first to be published in a digital format. The Farmers’ Newsletter has been a prominent publication for irrigators of the southern Murray–Darling Basin since the 1940s, keeping them up to date with new research and cutting-edge technology.