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Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer
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Adapting a rice farm to climate change - Laurie Arthur, farmer

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  • 1. Adapting a Rice Farm to Climate Change.   Laurie Arthur Rice Farmer
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  • 3. The problem
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  • 7. Managing Climate change Risk
    • Invest in on farm efficiency
    • Move to dry land farming systems
    • Reduce gearing to allow opportunity cropping
    • Move to new crops and cropping systems
    • Spend nothing and tough it out
    • Create a rice industry in Northern Australia
    • All after several years of minimal income
  • 8. Why rice in the Ord?
    • Tired of no water in south
    • Australia’s highest security water
    • Murray Valley and Ord Valley rainfall patterns seem to be counter cyclical
    • With a critical mass it has a logistical advantage
    • Rice has a deep world market
    • Australians have the expertise
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  • 10. Moulamein to Kununurra 3800km
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  • 29. Rice out in head
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  • 35. The magpie geese stayed away
  • 36. Lessons to date
    • M Valley Quest med grain 150 days12ml/ha
    • Ord Quest medium grain 100 days- 6ml/ha
    • M Valley yield 10.5 tons / ha
    • Ord yield 8 tons / ha
    • Sowing rates need to increase
    • M V grain quality- premium 65% w g mill-out
    • Ord grain quality- results from PNG soon
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  • 39. Will there be a rice industry up north?
    • Must contain rice handling costs
    • Need to increase the yields
    • Need additional storage facilities
    • A rice R&D program must breed dedicated northern varieties
    • Must reach a critical mass (10,000 ton) soon
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    • Grow 800 ha each year in the north
    • Grow up to 800 ha in the south when water is available
    • Run both enterprises as related units
    • Help to establish an agricultural powerhouse in the north
    • Not break the southern operation pursuing the north
    What I would like to do

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