Interpreting the Planting Forecast
The planting forecast guide provides an indication of the potential day degree accumulation based upon the proceeding 7 day forecast.
This is a guide only to assist growers and consultants of conditions and enable adjustments to planting rates to compensate if the need requires, it is not intended as a accurate tool as it is based on third party temperature forecast and should be utilised solely as a guide to refine the decision making process.
|< 30 DD
|< 60 DD
||Poor / Caution
||Warrants caution as a delay in emergence is likely and may impact upon germination percentages and/or exacerbate seedling disease or soil insect attack. Management intervention is encouraged.
|61 - 80 DD
||Considered adequate however ensure other planting parameters and conditions are ideal. Cotton will likely take greater than 7 days to emerge.
|> 81 DD
||In excess of 81 DD is considered as the requirement for ideal germination and emergence.