RIM - Ryegrass Integrated Management

A decision tool for integrated weed management

Brief overview

RIM is a computer package that allows you to try out many different combinations of weed treatments and observe their predicted impacts on ryegrass populations, crop yields and long-term economic outcomes. A wide variety of chemical and non-chemical weed treatment options are included, so that as chemicals are lost to herbicide resistance, the next best substitute can be identified.

To do this by trial and error in the real world, rather than in a computer simulation, would take many years and may leave farmers with a major weed problem they could have avoided. With RIM, farmers and others can conduct ‘virtual’ experiments with a vast range of treatment options before they put real dollars at risk.

RIM can help farmers to tackle questions such as:

Required software

Microsoft Excel®.

To obtain the latest version

Go to http://ahri.uwa.edu.au/research/rim/

Developers

Updated 2013 version

Original 2003 version

Philippines version

International and Educational Users

Associate Professor Rodrigo Figueroa E., Plant Science Department, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Associate Professor Robert Gallagher, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Penn State, USA

PJ Pieterse, Department of Agronomy, Republic of South Africa

 

Published papers on RIM or using RIM

Beltran, J.C., Pannell, D.J. and Doole, G. (2012). Economic implications of herbicide resistance and high labour costs for management of annual barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-galli) in Philippine rice farming systems, Crop Protection 31: 31-39. Journal web site here

Beltran, J.C., Pannell, D.J., Doole, G.J. and White, B. (2011). RIMPhil: a bioeconomic model for integrated weed management of annual barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-galli) in Philippine rice farming systems, Working Paper WP1112, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Full paper at AgEcon Search

Doole, G.J., Pannell, D.J. and Revell, C.K. (2009). Economic contribution of French serradella (Ornithopus sativa Brot.) pasture to integrated weed management in Western Australian mixed-farming systems: an application of compressed annealing. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 53, 231–249.

Doole, G.J., and Pannell, D.J. (2009). Evaluating combined land conservation benefits from perennial pasture: lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) in Western Australia for management of dryland salinity and herbicide resistance, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 53, 193–212.

Doole, G.J. and Pannell, D.J. (2008). Optimisation of a large, constrained simulation model using compressed annealing, Journal of Agricultural Economics 59(1): 188-206. .

Doole, G.J. and Pannell, D.J. (2008). The role and value of including lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) phases in crop rotations for the management of herbicide-resistant Lolium rigidum in Western Australia, Crop Protection 27: 497-504.

Monjardino, M., D.J. Pannell, S. Powles (2005). The economic value of glyphosate-resistant canola in the management of two widespread crop weeds in a WA farming system. Agricultural Systems 84(3): 297-315.

Monjardino, M., D.J. Pannell, S. Powles (2005). The economic value of glyphosate-resistant canola in the management of two widespread crop weeds in a WA farming system. Agricultural Systems 84(3): 297-315.

Pannell, D.J., Stewart, V., Bennett, A., Monjardino, M., Schmidt, C. and Powles, S.B. (2004). RIM: A Bioeconomic Model for Integrated Weed Management of Lolium rigidum in Western Australia. Agricultural Systems 79(3): 305-325. full paper (122K)

Monjardino, M., D.J. Pannell, S. Powles (2004). The economic value of haying and green manuring in the integrated management of annual ryegrass and wild radish in a Western Australian farming system, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 44(12): 1195-1203. Final journal version (156K pdf file)

Monjardino, M., D.J. Pannell, S. Powles (2004). Economic value of pasture phases in the integrated management of annual ryegrass and wild radish in a Western Australian farming system, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 44(3): 265-271. Final journal version (66K pdf file)

Monjardino, M., Pannell, D.J., and Powles, S.B. (2003). A multi-species bio-economic model for integrated weed management. Weed Science 51(5): 798-809. full paper (185K)

Pannell, D.J. (2000). Decision Support for Integrated Weed Management. Proceedings, III International Weed Science Congress, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, 6-11 June 2000, (SEA Working Paper 2000/03). full paper (68K)

Llewellyn, R., Lindner, R.K., Pannell, D.J. & Powles, S. (2000). Adoption of integrated weed management to conserve the herbicide resource: review and framework, Australian Agribusiness Review http://www.agribusiness.asn.au/review/2001v9/Llewellyn_2001_1/Llewellyn.htm (SEA Working Paper 00/06, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia). full paper (73K)

Pannell, D.J. and Zilberman, D. (2001). Economic and sociological factors affecting growers’ decision making on herbicide resistance. In: D.L. Shaner and S.B. Powles (eds.) Herbicide Resistance and World Grains, CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 251-277. (SEA Working Paper 00/07, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia). full paper (110K)

Monjardino, M., Pannell, D.J. and Powles, S. (2000). The Value of Green Manuring in the Integrated Management of Herbicide-Resistant Annual Ryegrass (Lolium rigidum). (SEA Working Paper 00/11, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia). full paper (208K).


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