|% of Sicot 748B3F||Staple
|Year||2017||Trial Type||N/A||Trial Design||4 RCB||Balance of Field||Sicot 746B3F|
|Planted||06/10/16||Picked||18/04/17||Previous Crop||Long Fallow Wheat||Established Method||Fallow Moisture|
|Plant Stand/m||9.9||Rainfall (defoliation mm)||194||Incrop irrigations||12||Soil applied insecticide||No|
|Nitrogen (kg/ha N)||310||Phosphorus (kg/ha P)||38||Potassium (kg/ha K)||N/A||Zinc (kg/ha Z)||1.5|
|Heliothis sprays||1||Insect sprays||4||Pix applied (L/ha)||1.9||Days to defoliation||172|
This field was sown into moisture on the 6/10 and emerged pretty well.
The field was prepared early before the wet into fallow from wheat
that allowed us to plant into moisture. Numerous cold shock days through
October and into November meant very slow development and fruit set.
Big heliothis egg lays further reduced fruit set into December meaning very
low retention in early January. We used a pyrethroid spray in early January
which did help increase fruit retention but also flared white fly. The crop
was watered all summer on tight intervals and did not appear to stress at
any stage despite the heat. It was defoliated in late march and looked a really
showy crop at picking. The yield was dissapointing but probably a good result
given the season. I was surprised to see the Sicot746B3F on top and it definitely did’nt
look the best but again it has proved to be a pretty safe variety, with a high out turn
bringing home the goods. 146 mm of rain fell in mid march but did not cause any
classing problems and helped wash off some honey due.