SunRice’s Milling facilities were for the most part designed and built before the
widespread use of computer based (Programmable Logic Controller or PLC) control
systems. Over the years, PLC systems were introduced into ...
The occurrence of low night temperatures during reproductive development is one of the
factors most limiting rice yields in southern Australia. Yield losses due to cold temperature
are the result of incomplete pollen ...
The concluding phase(s) of a rice rotation experiment presented the opportunity to assess the
effect of consecutive crops of rice on the chemistry of the soil profile.
An experiment which aimed to determine the potential ...
Khan, Shahbaz; Xevi, E; O'Connell, N; Madden, J. C; Zhou, F(2005-11-02)
Large parts of the irrigation areas of the Murray Darling Basin have shallow watertables that
threaten crop productivity and financial sustainability of irrigated agriculture due to soil
salinisation and waterlogging.
Wang, Butian; Khan, Shahbaz; O'Connell, Natalie(2005-10-19)
Environmental degradation associated with shallow saline watertables is a major threat to the
sustainability of agricultural industry throughout the Murray-Darling Basin. Located in the
western part of the Murray Valley ...
The rice processing sector has become more globally competitive in recent years. It
has been an important part of SunRice’s business goals to raise our quality practices
to a world leading standard. Quality assurance ...
This work is focused in the Murrumbidgee catchment to help understand the value of the
seasonal forecasts to rice based cropping systems. The key activities of this project include:
• An overview of water allocation in ...
A summary of this work is provided. The remainder of the original report has been
withheld from publication as the information contained therein should be regarded as
“commercial in confidence”.
The main objectives ...
The cost of irrigation water accounts for 20-30% of the total variable costs of rice production
in the Murrumbidgee and Murray Valleys. Rice production consumes a substantial proportion
of the available supply of irrigation ...
Khan, Shahbaz; Abbas, Akhtar; Akbar, Saud; Beddek, Redha; Rana, Tariq(2005)
This report presents the integration of research studies carried out by the graduate students at
UTS and UNSW as part of the CRC for Sustainable Rice Production Graduate Studies
Program. It evaluates the methodologies ...
Straighthead or “Parrot Beaking” is a “physiological” disorder causing distortion and a high
proportion of missing grains on the rice panicle. Crop losses range from 10 to 30% in
medium grains and as high as 90% in short ...
Water use and groundwater rises are two important problems facing irrigators in the
southern irrigated region of NSW. Water loss through percolation has been extensively
studied for irrigated farms and major supply ...
Rice cropping is an intensive enterprise. To be sustainable and to use water efficiently, rice
requires adequate plant-essential nutrients. Nutrient supply has an impact on both grain yield
and grain quality.
In this ...
The rice-wheat cropping systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) are of immense importance
for food security for south Asia. Over the past 40 years the increase in rice and wheat production
has kept pace with population ...
Christen, Evan W; Quayle, Wendy C; Chung, Sang-Ok; Park, Ki Jung(2005-06-22)
Contamination of drainage channels and creeks with pesticides used in rice production is of
concern in south eastern Australia. Of major concern is the herbicide molinate that is
detected in over 25% of water samples. ...
We have used two approaches to study the molecular basis of cold-induced pollen
sterility in rice. Firstly, we studied the effect of cold on sugar metabolism in rice
anthers, with the intention to identify genes that are ...
Cold-induced pollen sterility is the most yield-affecting problem for the Australian
rice industry,leading to yield losses of 20-40%,or A$15-29 million, on average every
3-4 years. The molecular basis of the problem ...
In recent years, the rice industry has faced many upheavals as a result of the continuing drought
conditions we are experiencing. The effect on the rice growing industry has been staggering in
regards to quantity and ...
Khan, Shahbaz; O'Connell, N; Xevi, E; Robinson, D(2005-11-02)
Strategic planning and policy development for environmentally sustainable and economically viable
management options for the rice based farming systems require the assessment of management
options using mathematical ...
Khan, Shahbaz; Wang, N; O'Connell, E; Xevi, E; Robinson, D(2005-10-17)
Strategic planning and policy development for environmentally sustainable and economically viable management options for the rice based farming systems require the assessment of management options using mathematical models ...