Welcome to Rice$cenario: the Rice Extension Water Budgeting and Gross Margin Calculator!

This calculator will help you determine:

  1. How much water you need for your planned irrigation program.
  2. The water costs of your planned irrigation program.
  3. Your gross margins.
  4. Sensitivity analyses of your planned program for a given scenario.
  5. Your cashflow budget.

This is an interactive tool, so you can adjust your inputs to find the size for your cropping program, price for temporary water or volume of water purchase that best suits your farm business.

We store your data automatically as you progress through the tool to allow you to return to continue your work. All information you input into the tool is considered private, and will not be sold or transferred, whole or in aggregate.

Use the print button to print the complete calculation. Note that the report may be incomplete if you print before filling in all questions.

Throughout the calculator, hover over thebutton to explain the term or calculation.

Thank you to the following people and organisations for their guidance in the development of this tool:

  • Murray LLS Extension Agronomist, John Fowler
  • Rural Financial Counselling Service, Graham Christie and Murray Freshwater
  • Coleambally Irrigation, Murray Irrigation Limited and Murrumbidgee Irrigation
  • The farmers that have provided feedback on the tool

For assistance when using this tool please email riceextension@sunrice.com.au or call: Rice Extension Murray 0417 375 168, Murrumbidgee 0455 558 035.

Disclaimer: This is only a tool to assist you in comparing different scenarios for your rice farming system. If you require more advice please contact your trusted advisor to further discuss the best options for your farm business. Rice Extension does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you might incur as a result of using or relying on this tool.

The product trade names in this tool are supplied on the understanding that no preference between equivalent products is intended and that the inclusion of a product name does not imply endorsement by Rice Extension over any equivalent product from another manufacturer.