Narromine

Grower: Stu Crawford


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 746B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 746B3F 16.29 6.59 100.0 1.2 38 41-3 4.0 31.5 42.6 81.9
Sicot 748B3F 15.24 6.17 93.6 1.25 40 31-3 4.1 31.9 42.7 82.6
Sicot 714B3F 14.25 5.77 87.5 1.2 38 41-3 4.0 31.1 40.6 82.8
Sicot 754B3F 14.12 5.72 86.7 1.26 40 31-3 3.8 32.4 43.0 83.1
Year2016 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 746BG3F
Planted16/10/15 Picked06/05/16 Previous CropFallow Established MethodWatered Up
Plant Stand/m9.3 Rainfall (defoliation mm)138 Incrop irrigations7 Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)230 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)40 Potassium (kg/ha K)20.0 Zinc (kg/ha Z)0.0
Heliothis sprays0 Insect sprays4 Pix applied (L/ha)1.6 Days to defoliation163

A very strong yield performance in the double skip trial this season. After an early set back with spray drift the trial didn’t l;ook back helped by a good season which was long with good rainfall. Boll numbers were 230 to the metre and boll size was above average. The quality in the trial was alos quite outstanding apart from the grade after rainfall down graded the cotton. Length, mike and sttrength were very good.