|% of Sicot 71||Staple
|Year||2006||Trial Type||N/A||Trial Design||RCB x 4 Reps||Balance of Field||Sicot 71|
|Planted||04/10/05||Picked||17/04/06||Previous Crop||Wheat||Established Method||Rain|
|Plant Stand/m||12.0||Rainfall (defoliation mm)||164||Incrop irrigations||8||Soil applied insecticide||Yes|
|Nitrogen (kg/ha N)||220||Phosphorus (kg/ha P)||22||Potassium (kg/ha K)||N/A||Zinc (kg/ha Z)||2.0|
|Heliothis sprays||9||Insect sprays||9||Pix applied (L/ha)||1.2||Days to defoliation||169|
Trial field had grown wheat since 2002/03 cotton. Stand of 12 plants/m obtained from 15 seeds/m, planted on rainfall moisture. Temik and Chlorpyrifos were applied during planting. Crop exhibited good early vigour, with only a low incidence of Black Root Rot. Irrigation program was optimal, working on a 80 ml deficit. 80 units N applied pre-plant, with the application of 80, 30 and 30 units N as water run urea in the first three irrigations. Crop ran at 60% retention, with nine sprays applied for Heliothis, and very low presence of secondary pests. Crop reached 1.0 m in height, and had a cut-out Pix application in late January.
Defoliation included Dropp Liquid on first application, with Ethephon eight days later.