Border Rivers and Balonne cotton on show

22 February, 2005

__*_A series of field walks highlighting the performance of some new CSIRO bred cotton varieties in trials in the Border Rivers and Balonne region will be held over four days from February 28 to March 3.

Organised by Cotton Seed Distributors, the field walks will be held at “Korolea” Goondiwindi (Feb.28), ”Urandool” Cubbie, Dirranbandi (March 1), “Carnarvon” Mungindi (March 2), and “Sharmarel” and “Ashwood” St George (March 3).

CSD agronomist in the Border Rivers Region, David Kelly (pictured), said the field walks will include results of detailed monitoring of crop progress throughout the season, as well as presentations by Monsanto personnel on the positive performance of Bollgard® II technology this season under heavy insect pressure from major and secondary pests.

Brian Duggan from CSIRO will also provide an update on sucking pest research at Goondiwindi, and other speakers will provide advice on variable rate pix applications (Mungindi).

Highlight of the field walks will be inspections of maturing trial crops of the new CSD varieties Sicot 71BR, Sicot 71RR and Sicot 80B, and also the opportunity to view varieties under consideration for release next season.

p. Korolea
(Rob Newell) is on Lowes Road, off the Boomi Road (5.00pm Qld time Feb 28).

(Cubbie) is 45km from Dirranbandi on Cubbie Lane (5.00pm March 1)

(Glen Price) is 8km from Mungindi (Qld side) on Colly Road (5.00pm NSW time March 2)

(Scott Armstrong) is 6km from turnoff on St George-Dirran road (3.30pm March 3)

(Scot Brimblecombe) is 18km from St George on the Gundy Rd (5.00pm March 3).

Further Information: *David Kelly* or CSD Dalby office 07 4662 6050