Breeza

Grower: Philip Morgan


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 746B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 746B3F 10.98 4.44 100.0 1.17 37 11-1 4.2 30.8 42.7 81.7
Sicot 714B3F 10.89 4.41 99.3 1.19 38 11-1 4.1 31.1 40.6 82.0
Sicot 748B3F 10.86 4.40 98.9 1.19 38 11-1 4.4 30.9 42.1 82.1
CSX3379B3F 10.56 4.28 96.2 1.17 37 11-2 4.6 30.3 41.3 81.9
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSiot 746B3F
Planted19/10/17 Picked05/05/18 Previous CropLong Fallow Wheat Established MethodPre-Irrigated
Plant Stand/m10.8 Rainfall (defoliation mm)77 Incrop irrigations3 Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)150 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)N/A Potassium (kg/ha K)N/A Zinc (kg/ha Z)N/A
Heliothis sprays0 Insect sprays1 Pix applied (L/ha)1.0 Days to defoliation173

A trial that started well with good establishment, but was slow due to a cool period in October/November. When it heated up in December the crop didn’t look back, but the lack of rainfall meant more water was used this season, with an estimated 5 megalitres/ha being applied to the crop which is abnormal.
All varieties were very close in the trial with Sicot 746B3F just coming out on top. Quality in the trial was very good attracting premiums.