Boll weights and boll factors

23 February, 2018

As most crops are now at cut-out, and bolls begin to open, thoughts begin to turn towards yield potential. Boll factors are one way to estimate yield potential, but they can also be notoriously misleading.

This season, we saw a diverse range of crops with climatic impacts throughout the season, such as high temperatures during boll fill. Added to this variability is the different forms of planting, from fully irrigated with varying levels of row configurations and water stress late in the season, through to dryland plantings.


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