Growers Asked to Burn Responsibly

19 Apr 2017 3:51 PM -
With the 2017 summer harvest underway, the rice industry, some local Councils, the Irrigation Research and Extension Committee and irrigation companies remind farmers who are planning to burn stubble, to do so responsibly.

Rice Industry Extension Coordinator Gae Plunkett said it was important to take all possible steps to minimise the adverse effects of smoke on neighbours and neighbouring townships. Every incident that negatively affects local communities puts your right to burn at risk.

“Growers are preparing for the planting of winter crops and many will be burning stubble. We ask them to be strategic in their burning practice to reduce the adverse effects of stubble smoke on those living nearby.”