Twilight PI Rice meeting & Xmas BBQ

13 Dec 2011 5:37 PM - Knagge's, Gogeldrie - 19 December

Attention Leeton & District Rice Growers

There will be a twilight Panicle Initiation (PI) meeting, combined with a Christmas BBQ, to be held at 5pm on 19 December 2011 at Garry & Marg Knagge's, Gogeldrie.

  • Free new rice rings and knives available at meeting
  • free BBQ
  • free refreshments courtesy of Yenda Producers

Come along and learn how to get better NIR results.

Research shows that the NIR tissue test is accurate but the results of farmer tests are still variable.

The test is only as good as the sample taken, so this tells us that the samples are not being taken correctly.

Research Agronomist, Brian Dunn has devised a new, easier to use rice ring which will be provided free to those who attend the PI meeting (limited supplies so be early!).

Please come along and learn how to take samples more accurately to achieve better NIR results, so that you can better manage your N fertiliser.   Click here to view further details.


Based on temperature data, early sown Reiziq and Langi crops are predicted to reach PI next week (21-26 December). Although Quest and Sherpa were sown later, they will come in 5 and 6 days earlier than Reiziq sown at same time, so it's time to start looking at your crops.

Please click here to view table on predicted PI dates compiled by Kieran O'Keeffe, NSW DPI.  


Please click here to view copy of the rice survey for those who may have mislaid the first one.

Please complete and return at the meeting or by fax to:

Mary-Anne Lattimore, District Agronomist, NSW DPI, Yanco Agricultural Institute - Fax (02) 69512620

For more information on the meeting and BBQ contact Mary-Anne on (02) 69512695, M: 0427 401 469 or E: