Innovation will be on display on this week, as Peter and Erin Draper reveal the techniques that helped them stand above the rest when it came to rice growing this year.
The Leeton couple won thethe 2020 SunRice Grower of the Year award back in September, after they blitzed through tough conditions to still grow a crop which was 134 per cent above the national five-year average.
There is an open day hosted by Rice Extension at their property on Thurday, giving people a chance to ask them questions and check out the creative techniques they used to deliver the bumper crop.
Rice Extension's Harriet Brickhill said a similar event held at the Jerilderie property of last year's winners, Peter and Renee Burke was a great success, and they'll be hoping to replicate that this year.
"Growers found last year's field day extremely insightful and we know they'll be equally impressed by the Draper's operation, with opportunities to explore the businesses' strengths and the changes they have undertaken to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability," she said.
Some of the topics set to be discussed at the event will include the Draper's irrigation layouts, infrastructure, automation, crop rotations, and business management.
The Field Day will be held at the Draper's property at 491 Koonadan Road, Leeton, on Thursday, December 10, from 9am to 1:30pm.