Cotton Management Field Day

01 February, 2013

Cotton Seed Distributors will be hosting a Cotton Management Field Day on Wednesday 13th of February.

WHAT
- An interactive field day looking at developments in cotton production.
- Seed production and establishment research focusing on Sicot 74BRF.
- Planting rate, fertiliser rate, row configuration and planting date demonstrations.
- Herbicide damage, heat/stress tolerance and irrigation scheduling experiments.
- New varieties for 2013 and beyond.
- The field day will be a great opportunity for growers and consultants to look at local trials and meet leading cotton researchers.

WHEN
Wednesday 13th February 2013. Commencing at 7.30 am for breakfast.

WHERE
Cotton Seed Distributors
“Shenstone” Culgoora Rd
Wee Waa NSW

Located 2 km east of Wee Waa on the Culgoora Rd. After inspecting trials at “Shenstone” then on to the Australian Cotton Research Institute. Lunch and refreshments provided at the conclusion. Bring a hat and sun screen!

RSVP by the 10th of February.

SPEAKERS

CSD Extension and Development Team
- Seed production and establishment research focusing on Sicot 74BRF.
- Planting rate, fertiliser rate, row configuration and planting date demonstrations.

Katie Broughton
The integrated effects (temperature, humidity, CO2) on cotton growth and production. Her current experiment is investigating the early water use of cotton in elevated CO2 and higher temperatures.

Dr Rose Brodrick
Dynamic Deficits:
- Aims to integrate current crop stress, the current soil water, the short-term weather forecast and future predictions of crop stress into irrigation decision making to other refined scheduling techniques.
- HydroLOGIC which integrates actual weather conditions and crop observations with future predictions of yield and water use to schedule irrigations.

Limited Water Experiments:
- Quantify the water use efficiency, crop/plant stress response and yield of crops grown under a number of different limited water irrigation strategies across the industry.
- Identification of plant stress trigger points using infra-red sensor technologies and key growth stages for irrigation scheduling under limited water situations.

Graham Charles
- Herbicide damage experiments looking at the effect of timing and rate implications to cotton production.

Dr Warrick Stiller
- New Varieties for 2013 and beyond.

NOTE
“Come clean go clean”.
“Shenstone” and ACRI are free from fusarium wilt.
Please ensure cars and foot wear are clean.

PLEASE CALL CSD ON (02) 6795 0000 TO RSVP.