Aerobic Rice 

New Industry, New Opportunities

Aerobic rice is an emerging industry in Northern Queensland; Farmacist has played a role in furthering the research, development and extension of rice in the Burdekin and Mackay regions. We have conducted this through commercial scale strip trials and plot trials in cropping areas such as:

·         Nitrogen rates
·         Use of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilisers
·         Surface vs. sub-surface application of fertiliser
·         Granular vs. Liquid fertiliser
·         Irrigation systems 
·         Total water used in a season
·         New aerobic rice varieties 
·         Irrigation run-off water quality