|% of Sicot 746B3F||Staple
|Year||2017||Trial Type||N/A||Trial Design||4RCB||Balance of Field||Sicot 746B3F|
|Planted||05/10/16||Picked||02/05/17||Previous Crop||Long Fallow Wheat||Established Method||Watered Up|
|Plant Stand/m||10.6||Rainfall (defoliation mm)||254||Incrop irrigations||12||Soil applied insecticide||No|
|Nitrogen (kg/ha N)||255||Phosphorus (kg/ha P)||38||Potassium (kg/ha K)||12.0||Zinc (kg/ha Z)||1.5|
|Heliothis sprays||0||Insect sprays||3||Pix applied (L/ha)||3.4||Days to defoliation||180|
Very wet winter saw a very disrupted ground prep for the 2016/17
crop. Managed only to apply half our pre plant nitrogen. Yet despite
the conditions, the crop went in on time (1st week in October). The
crop established well.
Early growing conditions were exceptionally cold during October/November and plant growth was slow. Early season mirid pressure was high tipping out plants at levels not seen for many years. This combined with the cold weather delayed flowering to beyond the New Year. Then came the second act! January started and the mercury immediately shot through the roof. The crop took offf but with little fruit soon got out of control. Four pix applications totallying 4.8 L/ha occured through the season to reduce vegeatative growth and cut the crop out. Six inches of rain in March then completed the act freezing bolls and making picking difficult and out turns were the worst we have seen in 10 years. The crop yielded ok considering the season that we had.