|% of Sicot 746B3F||Staple
|Year||2018||Trial Type||N/A||Trial Design||RCBx4||Balance of Field||746B3F|
|Planted||04/10/17||Picked||26/04/18||Previous Crop||Back To Back Cotton||Established Method||Watered Up|
|Plant Stand/m||7.0||Rainfall (defoliation mm)||62||Incrop irrigations||13||Soil applied insecticide||No|
|Nitrogen (kg/ha N)||310||Phosphorus (kg/ha P)||42||Potassium (kg/ha K)||13.0||Zinc (kg/ha Z)||1.5|
|Heliothis sprays||0||Insect sprays||3||Pix applied (L/ha)||2.8||Days to defoliation||174|
The trial went well but suffered from a lower plant establishment of around 7 plants per metre. Temperatures after planting were low and the crop struggled early on but really picked up in late November and early December. There were many volunteers in the field caused by a very dry winter period after picking the previous crop. Flowering was on time in late December. The cotton yields in the fields surrounding the trial were all very similar with a tight grouping on the heavier soils in that area.