IREC and its industry partners develop fact sheets to educate growers and the broader community on irrigated agriculture. The fact sheets are designed to be a practical tool that can be used as a helpful reference.

GRDC National Variety Trial Reports 2023

Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide NSW DPI 2024

DPI Factsheet Riceblast 22.2.24

Rice Extension Q&A with Malcolm Taylor

LLS Varroa mite Response Presentation IREC AGM 2023 – as at 5 September 2023

IREC Irrigation Research Update Booklet 2023


SNSW Preparing with Hindsight Media Release- Coleambally

SNSW Preparing with Hindsight Case Study Coleambally Farmer Peter Sheppard

Weed Control in Winter Crops 2023 NSW DPI

Managing Irrigation Dams for Carbon Benefits Dr Jackie Webb Deakin University

Crop Variety Update – Newer varieties and potential releases 2023

IREC Irrigation Research Update Booklet 2022

IREC Irrigation Research Update Booklet 2021 – cancelled due to Covid-19

DPI Summer Crop Options 2022

NSWDPI Management Guide – Insect and mite control in field crops 2022

Fall Army Worm Information

Fall army worm ID process Nov 2020       FAW familiarisation sessions        Insect ID request FAW after detection

Quick links

The IREC field site weather station is online.
You can view the data at ozforecast: 
Weather Station online   

Spray Awareness

Murrumbidgee Case Studies (Maximising  on-farm irrigation profitability project)

IREC Conducting On-Farm Trials

Have a listen to the podcasts on On-Farm Trials where Anthony Rudd, Iva Quarisa, Emma Ayliffe and Kieran O’Keeffe breakdown the steps involved in setting up and doing good on-farm trials.

Podcasts available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Episode 1 – Importance of a solid process and flexible planning – Spotify or Apple.

Episode 2 – Trial methods and planning for your on-farm trials – Spotify or Apple.

Episode 3 – Provide insight into the on-farm trial process – Spotify or Apple.

Check out the power-point with good advice for on-farm trials – Power point presentation

Getting value from on-trial farm – Evidence based Agriculture

IREC Field Days

2022 – Field Day Booklet 2022

2021 – Field Day Booklet 2021

2019 – Presenters Information

Dr Wendy Quayle (Deakin University)
Can chicken litter be used as a reliable supply of supplemental in-crop N and P whilst simultaneously improving long term soil health

Ben Macdonald and Dio Antille (CSIRO)
Improving the Nitrogen use efficiency of cotton crops through better understanding the role of dissolved organic N
Is splitting N fertiliser a more efficient strategy

IREC Forums

Breaking New Ground Forum – Griffith 8/8/19

Breaking New Ground – Airlie Hoskins_RFCS

Breaking New Ground Off Farm Investments – Scott Mildren & Paul O’Donnell (Brian McCleary & Co Accountants

Business and Technology Forum Presentations June 2018

Business and Technology Forum Booklet

2018_19 Season Forecast and Dam situation (SHL_James Pirozzi)

Financials for forward planning (Rabobank_Steve Bourke)

Irrigation Automation, A QLD example (AgriTech Solutions_Steve Attard)

Protecting the business_succession, insurance & Super (CBA_Glen Wilson)

R&D in rice around the world (Sunrice_Russell Ford)

Seasonal Water Price Influences (Key Water _Anthony McCloskey)

Various images with local results (Independent Precision Ag_Thane Pringle)

Water Products, which one to choice (Riverina Agriconsultants_Michael Ryan)

IREC AGM Reports (are available in the Members Only section)

Area Wide Management of Weeds Project

2021 Project Update Meeting – presentation by Chris Preston (Resistance Results):
Passcode: njCVF@t3

2021 project update meeting – presentations by Sonia Graham (Social Survey results), James Hereward (Genetics Results) and Emma Ayliffe (Local Trials Results):
Passcode: @9Tv5Lr.

Irrigation Trials

Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association Irrigation System Comparison 2016

Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association 2017 Field Day Booklet

Rice Industry

Rice Weeds Pocket Guide

Rice Field Guide – Pests, Diseases and Weeds Southern NSW

2021-22 Rice Variety Guide

2020-21 Rice Crop Protection Guide

2020-21 Reiziq Growing Guide

Late Sowing Rice Recommendations Oct 2020

2018 Rice Growing Guide

2017 Stem Rot alert – March

Controlling Armyworms in Rice

Rice Extension Newsletter October 16 compressed

Ricegrowers Water Tooklit

2016-17 Rice Growing Guide

Cotton Industry

Cotton Retention Trial 2021_22

Cotton Pest Management Guide 2022-23

Australian Cotton Production Manual 2018

Gwydir Valley Cotton Growers Association and GVIA 2016 Row Configuration Trial

Black root rot update Oct 2016

Considerations with a wet start

Cotton wet weather 2

Maize Industry

Cob Magazine Winter 2021

Maize – 2019-20 interim results

Fall Armyworm Update Oct 2020

SLTEC_Maize Nutritional Guide

Pulse Industry

Case Study – Improving Soil Health with Winter Pulses

Case Study – Speaking from Experience – A Pulse Grower

NSWDPI Managing Botrytis in chickpeas in 2021

NSWDPI Managing viruses in pulses in 2021

NSWDPI – Managing Ascochyta Blight in Chickpeas in 2020

GRDC – Northern Pulse Check 2019 wrap

GRDC – Aerating Stored Grain

GRDC – Fumigating with phosphine, other fumigants and controlled atmospheres

GRDC – Economics of on-farm grain storage

Viticulture Weeds Project

Riverina Grape Growers Weeds Trial 2021

Nutrien Weeds Trial 2021

Yenda Producers Weeds Trial 2021

AGnVET Weeds Trial 2021

Winter Crops

2022 NSW DPI Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide

2021 GRDC Fact Sheet Blackleg Management Guide Spring

UTE Guide Weeds Grain Cropping

2021 GRDC Russian Wheat Aphid Fact Sheet June

2020 GRDC NVT report Southern-NSW

Profitable Canola 20 Tips – Central & South NSW

2020 NSW DPI Chickpea Notes and NVT Entries

2020 NSW DPI Wheat Variety Notes

2020 NSW DPI Barley Variety Notes

Canola Windrow Timing Kit

NSW DPI – Eight tonne Wheat Club – Irrigated Wheat Fact Sheet

GRDC Irrigated Wheat in the Murrumbidgee, Murray Fact Sheet

2020 NSW DPI Weed Control for winter crops

2019 NSW Canola Phenology Results

2019 NSW DPI Canola Notes and NVT Entries

2019 NSW DPI Faba bean Notes and NVT Entries

2018 NSW DPI Irrigated Canola in Southern Cropping Systems

DPIRD-Frost Identification Guide for Canola and Pulses

Primefact – Drought affected canola and wheat feed quantity and quality decline in standing crops

2018 NSW DPI – Cereal Variety Field Day Notes (available in the Member only section)

2018 GRDC – Common Cropping weeds

2017 GRDC – Better Irrigated Wheat Agronomy

GRDC UPDATES – Griffith 13 August, 2019

Rosemary Richards, GO Resources Pty Ltd
Super high oleic oil safflower – what is the fit for irrigators – Griffith Update 2019

Ehsan Tavakkoli, NSW DPI
Ameliorating sodic subsoil constraints under irrigation – Griffith Update 2019

Tony Napier, NSW DPI
Time of sowing impacts on lentil and chickpea performance – Griffith Update 2019

Chris Preston, University of Adelaide
Managing those hard to kill weeds – Griffith Update 2019


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