Merah North

Grower: Jono Phelps


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 746B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 746B3F 15.53 6.29 100.0 1.22 39 21-2 4.4 31.6 42.4 82.7
Sicot 748B3F 15.33 6.21 98.7 1.24 40 21-2 4.5 31.9 41.1 82.8
CSX3379B3F 14.86 6.02 95.7 1.21 39 21-2 4.5 31.5 41.1 83.2
Sicot 714B3F 14.54 5.89 93.6 1.22 39 21-2 4.5 31.5 39.1 83.3
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 746B3F
Planted25/10/17 Picked03/05/18 Previous CropBrowned Manured Oats & Vetch Established MethodWatered Up
Plant Stand/m12.0 Rainfall (defoliation mm)166 Incrop irrigations8 Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)343 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)38 Potassium (kg/ha K)0.0 Zinc (kg/ha Z)2.4
Heliothis spraysN/A Insect sprays3 Pix applied (L/ha)0.2 Days to defoliation163

This crop was planted in late October and once flowering put on a tremendous amount of fruit in a very short period with boll numbers above 160 and very good boll weight 2.43 grams/boll it stood to reason it was going to yield very well. The quality of the lint was exceptional. The Sicot 746B3F and Sicot 748B3F yielded virtually the same. A great result and well managed under the extremes of the long drawn out season.