Narrabri

Grower: Auscott Narrabri


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 746B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 748B3F 14.46 5.85 100.4 1.25 40 31-3 4.5 32.0 41.4 83.2
Sicot 746B3F 14.39 5.83 100.0 1.24 40 31-3 4.6 30.7 43.7 82.5
Sicot 754B3F 14.07 5.69 97.7 1.2 38 31-2 4.7 31.3 41.7 83.0
Sicot 714B3F 13.26 5.37 92.1 1.21 39 21-2 4.6 30.3 40.2 82.3
CSX3379B3F 13.10 5.31 91.1 1.2 38 31-3 4.7 30.9 41.8 82.7
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 746B3F
Planted20/10/17 Picked16/05/18 Previous CropLong Fallow Wheat Established MethodWatered Up
Plant Stand/m11.0 Rainfall (defoliation mm)235 Incrop irrigations10 Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)345 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)N/A Potassium (kg/ha K)N/A Zinc (kg/ha Z)N/A
Heliothis sprays2 Insect sprays7 Pix applied (L/ha)350.0 Days to defoliation182

A good result considering this field had hail damage and a spray drift event in December which delayed the maturity of the crop. There was tipping out in the trial but with good irrigation management and a good warm finish into April the yields were very good. Boll weight was also high around 2.4grams/boll and quality again across this trial and the lower Namoi was very good.