Rice growers in Griffith and Coleambally are invited to take a walk on water next week.
The walk will be for the Rice Extension’s water use demonstration field walk.
With the need for conservation of water being on the mind of almost every grower in the drought-stricken MIA, the event will kick off with walk and talk examining the water use of two paddocks of the Viand rice variety, sown on different dates.
There will also be a discussion and updates on trials being conducted by Rice Extension and funded by AgriFutures which are examining weed control for delayed permanent water use.
This will include a discussion on trials involving the use of a newly introduced chemical Agixa for its effectiveness in controlling barnyard grass for drill sown rice varieties.
There will also be an update on Rice Extension research into crop management using NDRE imagery and nitrogen application maps.
The walk will he held at Coleamablly on Ian Payne's rice farm which is Farm 598 at located at the end of Veness Road.
The walk will run from 9am to 11.30am on Tuesday January 15.
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