|% of Sicot 754B3F||Staple
|Year||2018||Trial Type||N/A||Trial Design||RCBx4||Balance of Field||754B3F|
|Planted||05/10/17||Picked||17/03/18||Previous Crop||Long Fallow||Established Method||N/A|
|Plant Stand/m||9.7||Rainfall (defoliation mm)||50||Incrop irrigations||4||Soil applied insecticide||No|
|Nitrogen (kg/ha N)||200||Phosphorus (kg/ha P)||80||Potassium (kg/ha K)||N/A||Zinc (kg/ha Z)||N/A|
|Heliothis sprays||N/A||Insect sprays||N/A||Pix applied (L/ha)||2.0||Days to defoliation||145|
The trial was planted on 6th October 2017 and it got off to a good start. The hot and dry conditions took its toll on the trial field and due to limited water the crop finished with only four irrigations. Picking was brought forward due to excessive regrowth caused by a storm soon after defoliation.
It was a disappointing end to a season that had a lot of promise.