Smarter farming shines at the Rice Industry Field Day

8 Mar 2016 2:39 PM -
The rice industry’s premier research showcase, the Rice Field Day, was hosted at ‘Old Coree’ Jerilderie last Thursday and attended by 350 rice growers and agribusiness professionals.

The theme for 2016 was ‘Smarter Farming For All Seasons’. Participants said the event was beneficial to their business and reflected the importance of innovation in rice growing for all water allocation scenarios.

The field day, designed to showcase the latest in rice research and technological advancements in rice growing, this year also had a focus on the business component of a rice farm.

According to Rice R&D Committee Chairman, Ian Mason, the event was structured to reflect the importance of the industry’s R&D program for grower profitability.

“Some of the highlights this year at the field day included the latest information on rice R&D, farm business management and a SunRice grower update.”