Grower: Brett Cumberland

Variety Yield
% of Sicot 746B3F Staple
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
Sicot 748B3F 11.72 4.75 100.9 1.2 38 21-3 4.6 31.8 45.4 82.7
Sicot 746B3F 11.62 4.70 100.0 1.18 38 21-3 4.5 32.6 44.6 82.5
Sicot 714B3F 11.17 4.52 96.1 1.16 37 21-3 4.4 30.9 42.5 81.9
Sicot 707B3F 10.43 4.22 89.8 1.19 38 21-3 4.3 31.9 40.4 83.0
Year2017 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design3 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 746B3F
Planted28/10/16 Picked11/05/17 Previous CropFallow Wheat Established MethodWatered Up
Plant Stand/m11.8 Rainfall (defoliation mm)229 Incrop irrigations10 Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)275 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)43 Potassium (kg/ha K)50.0 Zinc (kg/ha Z)4.0
Heliothis sprays0 Insect sprays4 Pix applied (L/ha)1.2 Days to defoliation153

A very interesting trial condsidering the lateness of pick. The crop had very little fruit in mid January but ironically the warm finish in February and March has made top bolls quite heavy. This crop somewhat escaped some of the heat through peak flower but did not escape the onslaught from insects.Both Sicot 748B3F and Sicot746B3F both performed well in the trial.

The crop was planted on the 27th Oct into moisture, very cold wet start
made for a slow start, coupled with heavy mirid and rutherglen pressure
retention was non existant until approx 12 nodes. High temperature from January onwards
coupled with high insect pressure meant for a delayed flowering period.
Crop was pushed hard to finish on time, I was relatively happy with the result considering the season that we had.