Harparary

Grower: Warwick Wannan


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 714B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 746B3F 12.93 5.24 105.6 1.2 38 11-1 4.4 31.1 42.8 82.0
Sicot 748B3F 12.59 5.10 102.8 1.22 39 11-2 4.3 31.1 42.2 82.6
CSX3379B3F 12.38 5.01 101.1 1.21 39 11-2 4.4 32.4 40.8 83.8
Sicot 714B3F 12.25 4.96 100.0 1.2 38 11-2 4.5 30.7 40.7 83.0
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 714B3F
Planted16/10/17 Picked24/04/18 Previous CropLong Fallow Wheat Established MethodWatered Up
Plant Stand/m9.0 Rainfall (defoliation mm)151 Incrop irrigations9 Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)370 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)45 Potassium (kg/ha K)N/A Zinc (kg/ha Z)N/A
Heliothis sprays0 Insect sprays0 Pix applied (L/ha)0.2 Days to defoliation169

Sicot 746 B3F performed well in the trial out yielding Sicot 748B3F by 3%. The yields in this trial were good considering the season that was hot from December onwards. The fibre quality was great attracting 11-2’s for grade and length, micronaire and strength all attracted premiums. At picking time there was some variability across the trial with some low spots yielding less, but overall a good result.