Breeza

Grower: Andrew Pursehouse


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 714B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 714B3F 2.68 1.08 100.0 1.11 36 21-2 4.0 28.5 39.1 81.2
CSX3379B3F 2.66 1.08 99.3 1.09 35 21-2 4.0 28.7 41.6 80.7
Sicot 748B3F 2.26 0.91 84.2 1.1 35 21-2 4.4 27.6 40.6 80.1
Sicot 746B3F 2.22 0.90 82.9 1.09 35 21-2 4.2 28.3 41.8 80.4
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 714B3F
Planted19/10/17 Picked10/04/18 Previous CropFalllow Established MethodFallow Moisture
Plant Stand/m8.0 Rainfall (defoliation mm)251 Incrop irrigationsN/A Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)28 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)4 Potassium (kg/ha K)1.0 Zinc (kg/ha Z)1.0
Heliothis sprays0 Insect sprays3 Pix applied (L/ha)0.0 Days to defoliation147

A tough dryland year at Breeza with very little help from rain. The crop struggled from January onwards which impacted on yield, and boll weight was very low at 1.6 grams/boll. Even though the grade was very good, fibre length was effected in the trial due to the hot season. Probably one of lower yielding years for this property in dryland.