Mullaley

Grower: Scott McCalman


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 748B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 746B3F 1.94 0.79 102.1 1.04 33 21-3 3.9 26.1 41.8 78.6
Sicot 748B3F 1.90 0.77 100.0 1.07 34 31-3 3.7 27.2 39.3 79.9
Sicot 714B3F 1.88 0.76 98.5 1.06 34 21-3 3.7 27.0 40.9 79.1
Sicot 754B3F 1.62 0.65 84.8 1.08 35 31-3 4.0 27.4 37.2 80.8
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 748B3F
Planted30/10/07 Picked29/04/18 Previous CropLong Fallow Wheat Established MethodFallow Moisture
Plant Stand/m5.5 Rainfall (defoliation mm)258 Incrop irrigationsN/A Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)31 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)8 Potassium (kg/ha K)2.0 Zinc (kg/ha Z)1.5
Heliothis spraysN/A Insect spraysN/A Pix applied (L/ha)N/A Days to defoliation148

A tough season again at this trial site with very little rainfall after December. The crop was set up well to maximize yield before Xmas with a good stand and plant growth. Very little opportunity to put on bolls throughout January and February limited yield. Fibre quality was also impacted upon across all varieties in the trial, particularly on fibre length.