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    • Allelopathy And Weed Competition 

      Seal, Alexa N (2005-10-25)
      Currently, only two herbicides, Londax® (bensulfuron) and Taipan® (benzofenap) are available for the effective control of all four major broadleaf weeds infesting NSW rice paddocks. Prolonged and widespread use of these ...
    • Analysing the Benefits of Growing Crops after Rice in the Rice Growing Areas in Australia 

      Faour, Khaled; Singh, Rajinder; Humphreys, E; Smith, David; Mullen, John (2005-11-02)
      The Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA), the Coleambally Irrigation Area (CIA), and the Murray Valley (MV) constitute the major Australian rice growing areas and are located in southern east Australia. According to the ...
    • Assessing and Improving Positional Accuracy and its Effects on Areal Estimation at Coleambally Irrigation Area 

      Van Niel, Tom G; McVicar, Tim R (CSIRO Land and Water, 2004)
      If management decisions are made with geospatial data that have not been assessed for positional accuracy, then debate about both methodologies of measurement and management decisions can occur. This debate, in part, can ...
    • Assessing the Impact of Rainfall Variability on Watertables in Irrigation Areas 

      Khan, Shahbaz; Short, L (2001-01)
      This report describes three different methods i.e. Quartiles, Deciles and a Standard Precipitation Index (SPI) of quantifying rainfall variability. The quartile and decile methods divide the data sets into discrete ...
    • Better Prediction of Groundwater Recharge From Rice Growing 

      Beecher, H. G (2005-11-02)
      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 ...
    • Bloodworm Resistant Rice 

      Hughes, Dr Peter (2005-10-30)
      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 ...
    • Cold Physiology At The Plant Level 

      Subasinghe, Ranjith; Bechaz, Kathryn (nee Fox) (2005)
      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 ...
    • Construction Of User-Friendly Plant Expression Vectors Using Rice Promoters 

      Upadhyaya, Narayana M; Blanchard, Christopher (2005-10-30)
      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 ...
    • CRC Program 2.3 Review Report 

      Batten, Graeme (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 ...
    • Development Of Rice Milling In-Line Process Control 

      Hennicke, Owen (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 ...
    • Economic Analysis of Improving Cold Tolerance in Rice in Australia 

      Singh, Rajinder; Brennan, John P; Farrell, Tim; Williams, Robert; Lewin, Laurie; Mullen, John (2005-11-02)
      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 Efficacy Of Rice As A Leaching 

      Thompson, John; Griffin, Don (2005-10-25)
      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 ...
    • 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 (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. Planning ...
    • 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 (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 ...
    • Grain Quality In The Pre-Milling Phase 

      Sigmund, Bronwyn (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 ...
    • 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 (2005)
      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 ...
    • Improved Protocols For Isolated Microspore Culture Of Rice. Application Of Molecular Approaches To Rice Improvement. 

      Darvey, Norman (2005-10-30)
      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 ...
    • Improving the Water Use Efficiency of Rice - Final Report 

      Thompson, John; Griffin, Don; North, Sam (2005-10-19)
      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 ...
    • Integration of 1401 Graduate Studies (Groundwater Management for Sustainable Farming Systems) 

      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 ...
    • Investigating Links Between Minerals In Rice Grain And Straighthead 

      Williams, Phillip (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 ...