Edgeroi

Grower: Drew Penberthy


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 748B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 748B3F 3.07 1.24 100.0 1.13 36 21-2 5.0 30.4 42.2 81.0
Sicot 754B3F 2.93 1.19 95.5 1.15 37 21-1 4.6 32.4 40.5 81.5
Sicot 714B3F 2.81 1.14 91.7 1.08 35 31-1 4.6 29.3 37.8 80.2
Sicot 746B3F 2.81 1.14 91.5 1.13 36 31-1 4.8 30.5 40.8 81.0
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 748B3F
Planted20/10/17 Picked25/04/18 Previous CropLong Fallow Wheat Established MethodFallow Moisture
Plant Stand/m6.8 Rainfall (defoliation mm)250 Incrop irrigationsN/A Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)N/A Phosphorus (kg/ha P)N/A Potassium (kg/ha K)N/A Zinc (kg/ha Z)N/A
Heliothis spraysN/A Insect sprays0 Pix applied (L/ha)0.0 Days to defoliation159

This trial got off to a good start and grew strongly till mid-January. Very little rainfall fell through flowering and yield was capped around the 3 bale/ha mark. The quality in the trial held up with some slight higher micronaire in some of varieties. This and many other fields around this area would have benefited with rainfall in January and February.