Rice Breeding Australia Annual Results: September 2023 to August 2024
As part of this project, Rice Breeding Australia Ltd. (RBA) has rapidly evolved the previous rice breeding program despite significant challenges in its first year...
Published: 7 Apr 2010
Author(s): Doody, J. Sean, Castellano, Christina M., Osborne, Will, Corey, Ben, Ross, Sarah
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Although the establishment of the Australian rice industry has led to an altered pastoral landscape, it has also resulted in the seasonal availability of extensive modified aquatic habitats in a previously drier landscape. Consequently, rice-farming areas are of considerable importance to a range of vertebrate fauna.
This RIRDC publication details findings from baseline monitoring of vertebrates on rice farms; a study of frogs as natural pest control for rice crops; and a study of how an iconic snake species utilises farms. The project concludes by integrating knowledge gained in these studies with that of other studies to formulate management strategies for rice farmers and other stakeholders in the region.