Narromine

Grower: Andrew Gill


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 746B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 748B3F 9.38 3.80 101.5 1.26 40 41-3 4.6 32.4 44.7 84.1
Sicot 746B3F 9.25 3.75 100.0 1.26 40 41-4 4.3 33.4 44.1 83.9
Sicot 714B3F 8.92 3.61 96.4 1.21 39 41-4 4.6 32.1 42.6 83.7
Sicot 754B3F 7.98 3.23 86.3 1.28 41 41-3 4.2 33.1 41.4 84.8
Year2016 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 746BG3F
Planted29/10/15 Picked22/05/16 Previous CropFallow Wheat Established MethodRain
Plant Stand/m12.5 Rainfall (defoliation mm)240 Incrop irrigations6 Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)135 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)12 Potassium (kg/ha K)N/A Zinc (kg/ha Z)N/A
Heliothis spraysN/A Insect sprays4 Pix applied (L/ha)2.5 Days to defoliation165

A very successful season for the Double Skip trial at Waterloo. A combination of good water management and the perfect season in terms of good rainfall in season with very little stress events by heat has meant for an extended flowering window with more bolls and heavy fruit.