|% of Sicot 748B3F||Staple
|Year||2017||Trial Type||N/A||Trial Design||2RCB||Balance of Field||Sicot 748B3F|
|Planted||13/10/16||Picked||29/03/17||Previous Crop||Long Fallow Wheat||Established Method||Fallow Moisture|
|Plant Stand/m||9.8||Rainfall (defoliation mm)||80||Incrop irrigations||N/A||Soil applied insecticide||No|
|Nitrogen (kg/ha N)||25||Phosphorus (kg/ha P)||N/A||Potassium (kg/ha K)||N/A||Zinc (kg/ha Z)||1.0|
|Heliothis sprays||N/A||Insect sprays||2||Pix applied (L/ha)||N/A||Days to defoliation||N/A|
The cotton was planted on the 13th of October using a Kinze planter and established well at 9.6 plants/m. The crop grew well considering a cool October but took some damage from mirids early in the season. The crop looked good up until the middle of January but no rain and above average temperatures through January and February cooked the crop. We used a 12 row stripper to pick the field but turnout was very low and yields were down. Quality was also effected. Costs were down in this crop and a good tender price made up some what for a tough season.