Rapid response screening tools for minimising off-site impact of rice pesti

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Project code: PRJ-000810

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, September 1, 2006

  • Project completion date: Thursday, June 24, 2010

  • National Priority: RIC-Agronomy and farming systems


This project is expected to enable the rice industry to go beyond basic chemical management compliance thereby making a significant contribution towards enhancing the sustainability of the rice industry through working with the Environmental Champions program of the Rice Growers’ Association.



Research Organisation

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Objective Summary

To develop rapid response tools to allow integrated pesticide management strategies leading to the environmental sustainability of rice-farming systems. This will be achieved by: Developing cost-effective rapid assessment tools for pesticide detection in the drainage water using a biomarker approach. Conducting chemical and toxiocological assessment of sediment associated pesticides in the drainage channels. Enhancing the clean and green image of rice production systems through linkages with the Environmental Champions Program.