Organised by the Rice Extension team, the Rice Industry Field Day is an opportunity to see the latest rice R&D in action and learn how it can be applied on farm, as well as explore agricultural trends and share new perspectives.
Funded by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), Rice Extension connects growers to research, the latest technologies and best management practice in the rice industry.
RIRDC Program Manager, Michael Beer said the Field Day brings the RIRDC Rice Program to life, highlighting the importance of RD&E investment.
“The Rice Program aims to improve the productivity and sustainability of the Australian rice industry and is delivering significant outcomes for industry and stakeholders. Of particular note is our recent evaluation of the Rice Program which found investment in RD&E delivered a cost-benefit ratio lying between 6.6 and 7.6 – an impressive result for any industry,” said Mr Beer.
The Field Day program includes speaker sessions from SunRice and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and the choice of attending either a Field Site walking tour or Business and Innovation session at the Old Coree Homestead.