|% of Sicot 74BRF||Staple
|Year||2014||Trial Type||N/A||Trial Design||CRBD with 4 reps||Balance of Field||Siokra V-18BRF|
|Planted||15/10/13||Picked||09/05/14||Previous Crop||Wheat||Established Method||Fallow Moisture|
|Plant Stand/m||3.5||Rainfall (defoliation mm)||297||Incrop irrigations||N/A||Soil applied insecticide||No|
|Nitrogen (kg/ha N)||70||Phosphorus (kg/ha P)||15||Potassium (kg/ha K)||3.0||Zinc (kg/ha Z)||0.6|
|Heliothis sprays||0||Insect sprays||0||Pix applied (L/ha)||0.0||Days to defoliation||187|
This was our hottest and driest summer for a very long time. Record high temperatures in January challenged all our summer crops. But in general the cotton handled the heat better than our sorghum. The crop maintained very high fruit retension and this combined with the lack of useful rain in January and early february produced a very short plant type.
The crop was planted into a very dirty field that required 3 full rate Roundup sprays to control the weeds. Insects were quiet. There were no sprays for insects and no Pix required.
Although the yield was well down on average we were happy with result given the lack of rain.