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The agile art of research extension

Increasing the adoption is a pivotal part of research and development for our levied industries. Extension activities ensure our growers can adopt new technologies and innovations to help deliver real returns, foster growth and drive innovative pract...


Tackling barnyard grass for a water efficient future

Suppressing the growth of one of the world's most prolific weeds, barnyard grass, with pasture legumes could be a key tool to support the Australian rice industry to improve yield, quality, and water efficiency.


New ‘roadmap’ to accelerate research, development and extension outcomes for the Australian rice industry

The Australian rice industry has developed a new five-year roadmap focused on achieving an aspirational water productivity target of 1.5 tonnes of rice per megalitre of water by 2026 to future proof the industry.


Keeping the Australian rice industry competitive: transitioning to management practices that increase water productivity

A six-year research project has recommended Australian rice growers move towards drill sowing and delayed permanent water as standard practice in order to remain competitive and profitable and to help the industry achieve its target of 1.5 tonnes of ...


Horizon Scholar Angus Malmo hopes to make a lasting impact on regional Australia, one sustainable step at a time

Angus Malmo grew up on a dairy farm in north-eastern Victoria, before his family moved to a mixed farming enterprise in Henty, NSW. Sponsored by the AgriFutures Rice Program, the 2021 AgriFutures Horizon Scholar is eager to combine his passion for ap...


Darrell Fiddler awarded SunRice C21 Grower of the Year

Congratulations to C21 SunRice Grower of the Year Darrell Fiddler, Farm Manager for DeBortoli Wines, Bilbul NSW. Darrell was awarded SunRice Grower of the Year at the annual 2021 Rice Industry Awards hosted by Rice Extension. The whole of industry in...


Rice genetics the key to water efficient production

With the support of AgriFutures Rice Program Australian rice researchers are on the cusp of implementing molecular markers to make it easier to select plant varieties with the ideal traits for producing rice with less water – known as an aerobic ri...


Growing rice with less water and labour

With the touch of a button, De Bortoli Wines Farm Operations Manager Darrell Fiddler was able to irrigate part of his rice crop this season. He didn't have to be in the paddock. Or on the farm. Technically, he didn't even have to be in the stat...


Collaboration opens doors to “big picture” research

Adding value to the thousands of levy payers across our industries is a key driver for research, development and extension (RD&E) at AgriFutures Australia. Now more than ever, collaboration will drive the way we deliver research outcomes for farmers ...


AgriFutures Rice Program researcher spotlight: Ricky Vinarao

PhD candidate Ricky Vinarao has almost a decade's experience working in rice research from biotic stress resistance, abiotic stress tolerance, and molecular characterisation of elite genotypes. In 2019 Ricky successfully applied for a scholarship at ...


Help us shape the future of Australian agriculture

We're inviting stakeholders across all our rural industries, programs and projects to participate in our Annual Stakeholder Survey.


A welcome return to ‘Old Coree’ for the 2021 Rice Industry Field Day

Welcoming the return of in-person events, rice growers and industry came together for the annual Rice Industry Field Day at Rice Research Australia, 'Old Coree', near Jerilderie on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.


Embracing leadership, equality and the significance of International Women’s Day to Australian agriculture

For the week of International Women's Day, several of our Advisory Panel members have penned in their own words, what inspirational leadership and change looks like if we are to accelerate the gender equality agenda.


Rice Innovation: restacking the shelves

The 2021 Rice Industry Field Day on Wednesday, 10 March at 'Old Coree', Jerilderie will feature a bumper program showcasing the latest research, development, and extension in the rice industry.


New call for research proposals for rice industry

AgriFutures Australia has announced its first Rice Program Open Call since 2018, which focuses on attracting coordinated, collaborative research proposals to help the industry achieve its dry rice farming practice target of 1.5 t/ML by 2030. The Open...


Save the date: Rice industry events 9 – 11 March

Rice growers are invited to take part in a range of industry specific events across the Riverina from 9 – 11 March 2021. The events have been scheduled to align with the 2021 Rice Industry Field Day to make participation as convenient as possible...