Talwood

Grower: Reardon Farms


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 746B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 748B3F 14.10 5.71 102.2 1.19 38 21-3 4.8 29.9 0.0 82.1
Sicot 746B3F 13.80 5.59 100.0 1.18 38 21-3 4.7 30.5 0.0 81.4
Sicot 714B3F 12.73 5.16 92.3 1.17 37 21-3 4.8 29.1 0.0 81.1
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial DesignRCB Balance of FieldSicot 746B3F
Planted04/11/17 Picked28/04/18 Previous CropCotton Established MethodWatered Up
Plant Stand/m10.8 Rainfall (defoliation mm)190 Incrop irrigations13 Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)448 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)53 Potassium (kg/ha K)50.0 Zinc (kg/ha Z)5.4
Heliothis sprays0 Insect sprays3 Pix applied (L/ha)2.0 Days to defoliation154

This trial exceeded expectations this season. This field was back to back cotton, its later planting date allowed it to tolerate the high temperatures experienced particularly through early February followed by storm events in late February early March which did see boll rot in this field. A pleasing result considering Sicot 748B3F achieved 14.1 bale/ha, 2.2% ahead of Sicot 746B3F.