Greenhouse gas emissions

A priority for the rice industry is to better understand greenhouse gas emissions produced from rice growing in Australia. Although some work has been done on this topic overseas, little is known about what is occurring in Australian conditions, and what management practices might be effective to reduce our emissions profile.

With the support of funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Action on the Ground program, we have engaged scientists to investigate the extent of our emissions under different management practices. This three year project should give us a clear indication about what effect varying irrigation timing, fertiliser regimes and stubble loads has on emissions from rice in Australia.