Narrabri

Grower: Ian Gourley


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 748B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 748B3F 2.34 0.95 100.0 1.08 35 21-2 5.0 28.8 39.2 80.0
Sicot 746B3F 2.26 0.92 96.6 1.09 35 21-2 4.9 29.5 38.4 79.7
CSX3379B3F 1.97 0.80 84.0 1.08 35 21-2 5.0 30.0 37.6 81.0
Sicot 714B3F 1.66 0.67 70.7 1.06 34 21-2 4.9 28.0 34.9 80.3
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot748B3F
Planted17/11/17 Picked27/04/18 Previous CropLong Fallow Wheat Established MethodFallow Moisture
Plant Stand/m6.6 Rainfall (defoliation mm)230 Incrop irrigationsN/A Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)55 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)N/A Potassium (kg/ha K)N/A Zinc (kg/ha Z)N/A
Heliothis spraysN/A Insect sprays2 Pix applied (L/ha)N/A Days to defoliation139

A tough season with very little effective rain in the second half of the season. The crop struggled to get above 60cm in height and put on around 18 nodes. Some late rain February/March helped fill some bolls, but yield was disappointing. Most quality also attracted discounts due to the hot season.