Wee Waa

Grower: Clinton Freer


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 74BRF Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 748B3F 12.81 5.19 103.7 1.2 38 11-2 4.2 32.7 41.6 81.6
Sicot 746B3F 12.61 5.11 102.1 1.19 38 11-2 4.2 33.0 42.9 81.9
Sicot 74BRF 12.35 5.00 100.0 1.2 38 11-2 4.2 32.7 42.8 81.6
Sicot 714B3F 12.01 4.86 97.2 1.17 37 11-2 4.2 32.7 39.1 81.6
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 74BRF
Planted18/09/17 Picked27/03/18 Previous CropLong Fallow Wheat Established MethodWatered Up
Plant Stand/m12.5 Rainfall (defoliation mm)257 Incrop irrigations7 Soil applied insecticideYes
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)280 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)40 Potassium (kg/ha K)30.0 Zinc (kg/ha Z)5.0
Heliothis sprays0 Insect sprays2 Pix applied (L/ha)1.0 Days to defoliation175

A very good trial with good fruit retention and boll numbers. This trial started off well in late September and established well but grew slow up until December. A hot drawn out season followed. Both yield quality was very good with Sicot 748B3F and Sicot 746B3F very close together on yield. Fibre quality in the trial was superb with a strong grade. The two-year mean has Sicot 746B3F out in front of the other varieties in this trial.