- while stubble burning allows farmers to manage heavy stubble loads ahead of sowing, smoke can reduce air quality and visibility
- smoke from stubble burning can impact local wine growers
- growers need to be sensitive to increased community concerns
Significant rainfall in 2022 meant that large amounts of stubble biomass was produced by crops across the Riverine Plains. Although many Riverine Plains region farmers have adopted a range of stubble management techniques, the sheer amount of stubble produced last season means that many growers will resort to burning cereal stubbles ahead of sowing.