Bellata

Grower: Angus Vickery


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 812RRF Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 748B3F 2.69 1.09 125.0 1.13 36 21-3 3.7 28.7 31.8 80.3
Sicot 711RRF 2.19 0.89 101.4 1.08 35 31-3 4.1 28.8 32.8 79.6
Sicot 812RRF 2.16 0.87 100.0 1.11 36 31-3 3.9 29.2 32.6 79.5
Sicot 75RRF 1.91 0.77 88.4 1.07 34 31-3 4.7 29.7 33.5 79.9
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 812RRF
Planted30/10/17 Picked10/07/18 Previous CropLong Fallow Wheat Established MethodFallow Moisture
Plant Stand/m6.7 Rainfall (defoliation mm)165 Incrop irrigationsN/A Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)N/A Phosphorus (kg/ha P)N/A Potassium (kg/ha K)N/A Zinc (kg/ha Z)N/A
Heliothis sprays3 Insect sprays3 Pix applied (L/ha)N/A Days to defoliation190

A very tough season at Dobikin with very little effective rainfall. The crop was grown out well into winter to take advantage of rainfall that fell in late February/March.
The crop struggled to grow above 50cm in height but did put on more fruit and yielded ok considering the season.
The Sicot 748B3F performed the best in the trial in a season that the conventional varieties would have been favoured to perform better due to late seasonal rain. A good result for Sicot 748B3F.