• Better Prediction of Groundwater Recharge From Rice Growing 

      Beecher, H. G
      Published 2005-11-03
      A range of restrictions are associated with rice growing – land suitability, target rice water use, buffer areas and hydraulic loading limits. The Land and Water Management Planning process undertaken in southern New South ...
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    • Bloodworm Resistant Rice 

      Hughes, Dr Peter
      Published 2005-10-31
      The aim this project was to determine if it was feasible to control bloodworm infestations in rice using transgenic plants expressing an insecticidal toxin. Without control bloodworm can cause massive damage to the plant ...
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    • Cold Physiology At The Plant Level 

      Subasinghe, Ranjith; Bechaz, Kathryn (nee Fox)
      Published 2005-01-01
      Low night temperatures during late January and early February coinciding with early pollen microspore (EPM) development of rice (Oryza sativa) is a major factor limiting productivity in the Riverina region of New South ...
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    • Construction Of User-Friendly Plant Expression Vectors Using Rice Promoters 

      Upadhyaya, Narayana M; Blanchard, Christopher
      Published 2005-10-31
      This project (3 months duration) was embedded within our ongoing projects on “Rice Functional Genomics”. A PhD student, Andrew Eamens was employed in this project to continue work on the development of user friendly plant ...
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    • CRC Program 2.3 Review Report 

      Batten, Graeme
      Published 2005-11-01
      This report contains papers presented at a forum which was arranged to review progress made to date and set priorities for the 5th to 7th years of the Rice CRC Program 2.3. Professor Ross Welch, Chief Scientist with the ...
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    • Development Of Rice Milling In-Line Process Control 

      Hennicke, Owen
      Published 2005-10-31
      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 ...
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    • Economic Analysis of Improving Cold Tolerance in Rice in Australia 

      Singh, Rajinder; Brennan, John P; Farrell, Tim; Williams, Robert; Lewin, Laurie; Mullen, John
      Published 2005-11-03
      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 ...
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    • The Efficacy Of Rice As A Leaching 

      Thompson, John; Griffin, Don
      Published 2005-10-26
      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 ...
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    • A Farm Scale Hydrologic Economic Optimisation Model To Manage Waterlogging And Salinity In Irrigation Areas 

      Khan, Shahbaz; Xevi, E; O'Connell, N; Madden, J. C; Zhou, F
      Published 2005-11-03
      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. ...
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    • A GIS Approach to Quantify Impact of Flooding on Shallow Groundwater Levels in the Wakool Irrigation District - Final Draft 

      Wang, Butian; Khan, Shahbaz; O'Connell, Natalie
      Published 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 ...
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    • Grain Quality In The Pre-Milling Phase 

      Sigmund, Bronwyn
      Published 2005-10-31
      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 ...
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    • Hydro-climatic and Economic Evaluation of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Risk Based Irrigation Management 

      Khan, Shahbaz; Robinson, David; Beddek, Redha; Wang, Butian; Dassanayake, Dharma; Rana, Tariq
      Published 2005-01-01
      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 the ...
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    • Improved Protocols For Isolated Microspore Culture Of Rice. Application Of Molecular Approaches To Rice Improvement. 

      Darvey, Norman
      Published 2005-10-31
      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 of ...
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    • Improving the Water Use Efficiency of Rice - Final Report 

      Thompson, John; Griffin, Don; North, Sam
      Published 2005-10-20
      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 ...
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    • Integration of 1401 Graduate Studies (Groundwater Management for Sustainable Farming Systems) 

      Khan, Shahbaz; Abbas, Akhtar; Akbar, Saud; Beddek, Redha; Rana, Tariq
      Published 2005-01-01
      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 and ...
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    • Investigating Links Between Minerals In Rice Grain And Straighthead 

      Williams, Phillip
      Published 2005-10-24
      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 ...
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    • Measurement Of Losses From On-Farm Channels And Drains 

      Akbar, Saud
      Published 2005-11-03
      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 channels ...
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    • Minerals For Sustainable Grain Yield And Grain Quality. 

      Batten, Graeme; Campbell, Lindsay
      Published 2005-10-26
      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 project ...
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    • Modeling Irrigated Cropping systems with Special Attention to Rice Wheat Sequences and Rice Bed Planting 

      Humphreys, E (ed); Timsina, J (ed)
      Published 2005-10-20
      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 ...
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    • Modelling the Fate of Molinate in Rice Paddies of South Eastern Australia Using RICEWG 

      Christen, Evan W; Quayle, Wendy C; Chung, Sang-Ok; Park, Ki Jung
      Published 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. This ...
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