Coonamble

Grower: Andrew Windsor


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 748B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 714B3F 1.40 0.57 117.0 1.05 34 22-3 2.5 26.4 28.1 77.8
Sicot 746B3F 1.34 0.54 112.3 1.05 34 21-3 2.9 27.5 30.0 78.1
Sicot 748B3F 1.20 0.48 100.0 1.05 34 22.3 2.8 26.9 28.6 78.1
Year2017 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design2RCB Balance of FieldSicot 748B3F
Planted13/10/16 Picked29/03/17 Previous CropLong Fallow Wheat Established MethodFallow Moisture
Plant Stand/m9.8 Rainfall (defoliation mm)80 Incrop irrigationsN/A Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)25 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)N/A Potassium (kg/ha K)N/A Zinc (kg/ha Z)1.0
Heliothis spraysN/A Insect sprays2 Pix applied (L/ha)N/A Days to defoliationN/A

A tough first season with extreme heat throughout January and February. The crop itself looked very good up until the 14th of January where it really got hot. Surprisingly the crop hung on, but yield and quality was affected.