2018 Rice R&D Update

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NSW Department of Primary Industries Yanco Agricultural Institute Dining Room

Trunk Rd 80

Yanco, NSW 2703


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The Rice Extension team and AgriFutures Australia invite you to the 2018 Rice R&D Update

7 & 8 August 2018

NSW DPI Department of Primary Industries Yanco Agricultural Institute - Dining room

Come along to hear direct from the researchers about their latest rice research results.

Day 1 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Session 1: 8.30-10.20 am

  • AgriFutures Australia Update, John Harvey | AgriFutures Australia Managing Director

  • Introduction to AgriFutures™ Rice Program Advisory Panel, Drew Braithwaite | Chair AgriFutures™ Rice Program Advisory Panel

  • Extension for improved efficiency and sustainability in the rice industry, Gae Plunkett | Rice Extension

  • Developing and testing tools for measuring and managing variability in rice, John Hornbuckle | CeRRF Deakin University

  • Rice Pest and Disease Biosecurity II, Mark Stevens | NSW DPI

Session 2: 10.40am-12.30pm

  • Rice variety nitrogen & agronomic management, Brian Dunn | NSW DPI

  • Impact of farmer practice on rice grain quality, Rachael Wood | NSW DPI

  • Moving forward with NIR and remote sensing, Brian Dunn | NSW DPI

  • The Rice Industry leadership program, Ainsley Massina | RGA

Session 3: 1.10-2.50pm

  • Nuffield scholarship – the future of rice, Mark Groat | SunRice Grower Services

  • Weed Control in Australian Rice, Malcolm Taylor | Agropraisals

  • Maximising irrigation profitability, Sam North | NSW DPI

  • Herbicide resistance in rice, John Broster | CSU

Session 4: 3.10-4.50pm

  • Barnyard grass seedbank bankruptcy, Jhoana Opena | CSU

  • Relating starch structure in rice to its digestibility, Matthew Van Leeuwen | WSU

  • Characterisation of morphological, physiological and biochemical traits for heat tolerance in aerobic rice, Charissa Rixon | CQU

  • Next Generation Healthy Rice, Chris Blanchard | CSU

Day 2 - 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Session 1: 8.30-10.10am

  • Traits of importance for cold and aerobic adapted varieties, Jaquie Mitchell | UQ

  • Rice Breeding Quality improvement, Peter Snell, Prakash Oli | NSW DPI

  • Rice Breeding Varietal improvement, Peter Snell | NSW DPI

Session 2: 10.20am-1pm

  • Northern Australia Rice - Developing varieties, with agronomic integrity/market, Peter Snell | NSW DPI

  • Northern Australia Rice - Developing and building capacity, Russell Ford, SunRice, Tony Matchett | Savannah Ag Consulting

  • Northern Australia Rice - Developing High Quality Rice, Melissa Fitzgerald | UQ

  • Northern Rice Australia - Developing Rice Growing Packages, Keith Pembleton & Dr Niroda Weeraratne | USQ

  • Wrap up, John Smith | AgriFutures Australia

Morning and afternoon teas and lunch provided on both days.

Registrations are required for catering.

For more information:

Gae Plunkett
0419 790019

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NSW Department of Primary Industries Yanco Agricultural Institute Dining Room

Trunk Rd 80

Yanco, NSW 2703


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