Merah North

Grower: Charlie Arnott


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 714B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 748B3F 15.14 6.13 107.2 1.24 40 11-2 4.4 31.4 40.1 82.5
Sicot 746B3F 15.05 6.09 106.5 1.2 38 11-2 4.5 32.3 43.0 82.6
CSX3379B3F 14.65 5.93 103.7 1.23 39 11-3 4.5 30.6 41.0 83.0
Sicot 714B3F 14.12 5.72 100.0 1.19 38 11-3 4.4 30.0 39.2 82.6
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 71B3F
Planted06/10/17 Picked18/04/18 Previous CropLong Fallow Wheat Established MethodWatered Up
Plant Stand/m13.0 Rainfall (defoliation mm)205 Incrop irrigations12 Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)408 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)20 Potassium (kg/ha K)18.0 Zinc (kg/ha Z)2.0
Heliothis sprays0 Insect sprays2 Pix applied (L/ha)0.0 Days to defoliation172

A very strong yield performance in a long hot year indicated in the 12 irrigations applied. This crop looked good throughout the season and started fruiting on node 6. With good fruit retention and boll numbers above 160/m the crop yielded over 15 bales/ha with great fibre length, strength and grade. To note Verticillium Wilt was in the trial but the crop finished up before it could impact on yield.