Walgett

Grower: Dave Miller


Variety Yield
(bales/ha)
Yield
(bales/ac)
% of Sicot 746B3F Staple
(decimal)
Staple
(imperial)
Manual Class Micronaire Strength
(gms/tex)
Turnout
(%)
Uniformity
(%)
Sicot 746B3F 13.10 5.30 100.0 0.0 0 No data 0.0 0.0 41.7 0.0
Sicot 714B3F 11.99 4.85 91.5 1.18 38 21-1 4.5 32.2 41.4 82.3
Sicot 748B3F 11.95 4.84 91.2 1.21 39 21-1 4.4 31.6 42.8 82.7
CSX3379B3F 11.43 4.63 87.3 1.19 38 21-2 4.4 31.9 41.3 83.3
Year2018 Trial TypeN/A Trial Design4 RCB Balance of FieldSicot 746B3F
Planted01/11/17 Picked30/04/18 Previous CropLong Fallow Cotton Established MethodWatered Up
Plant Stand/m10.3 Rainfall (defoliation mm)91 Incrop irrigations7 Soil applied insecticideNo
Nitrogen (kg/ha N)341 Phosphorus (kg/ha P)N/A Potassium (kg/ha K)N/A Zinc (kg/ha Z)N/A
Heliothis spraysN/A Insect sprays5 Pix applied (L/ha)1.3 Days to defoliation157

This trial was a 60-inch trial that yielded extremely well under the constraints of a very hot season and reduced water availability. The plant grew very strongly from the start and put on a lot of fruit throughout January and early February. The Sicot 746B3F performed the strongest in the trial with good boll numbers and boll weight of 2.3 grams/boll. The crop used around 10 megs/ha over 7 well timed irrigations. A great result with good fibre quality.