|% of Sicot 812RRF||Staple
|Year||2017||Trial Type||N/A||Trial Design||2 RCB||Balance of Field||Sicot 812RRF|
|Planted||13/11/16||Picked||08/05/17||Previous Crop||Long Fallow Wheat||Established Method||Fallow Moisture|
|Plant Stand/m||8.7||Rainfall (defoliation mm)||179||Incrop irrigations||N/A||Soil applied insecticide||No|
|Nitrogen (kg/ha N)||N/A||Phosphorus (kg/ha P)||N/A||Potassium (kg/ha K)||N/A||Zinc (kg/ha Z)||N/A|
|Heliothis sprays||5||Insect sprays||5||Pix applied (L/ha)||0.5||Days to defoliation||149|
A very tough Season. Extreme heat and very little rain from Christmas to defoliation
The crop got away extremely well after a wet winter and early spring.
The conventional varieties seemed to be able to handle the heat better. There wasnï¾t as much cavitation in bolls early on in the season. The conventional varieties also had great structure.
The rain in March may have only helped yield slightly but would have definitely improved quality and may have helped with defoliation due to the dry soil profile.
Growing conventional dryland on Super single spacing in the macquarie is well worth investigating. Areas outside the trial yielded well above the highest yielding varieties in the trial. Whilst there were no discounts over the whole paddock, the conventional varieties quality didnt hold up aswell as the B3F, leaving me to wonder if there needs to be more work done in the conventional breeding pipeline.