2006 Australian Cotton Conference

 

Presentations and papers from the 2006 Australian Cotton Conference.

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  • Vanags, Chris; Vervoort, Willem; Bennett, Diana (2015-08-05)
    Small palaeochannels located in irrigated cotton fields have been identified as areas of potential high deep drainage (Triantafilis et al. 2003). Palaeochannels, being remnants of old streams and rivers, often contain a ...
  • Darbas, T.; Reeve, I.; Graham, S.; Farquharson, B.; Goddard, R. (2006-08-10)
    This paper summarises the findings of a scoping study into the coordination of natural resource management (NRM) policy in the cotton industry, an industry which leads voluntarist environmentally adaptive farming systems ...
  • Seymour, Nicole; Knox, Oliver; Vadakattu, Gupta (2006-08-10)
    The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the soil biology and what we know about its role within the cotton production system. Some of these issues fall under the concept of soil health, which we will briefly ...
  • Foley, Joseph; Wigginton, David; Eberhard, Jochen (2006-08-10)
    In keeping with the cotton industry's mantra of "Concentrate on the things you can change and forget about the rest", I will outline the important parameters you can alter during design to optimize the overall performance ...
  • Trainer, Erin; Minasny, Budiman; Field, Damien; McBratney, Alex (2006-08-10)
    This paper describes a method that can be used by individual cotton growers and/or cotton consultants to estimate the potential deep drainage. To do this the initial work undertaken was to identify the minimum number of ...
  • Allen, Stephen (2006-08-10)
    Staff of the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd. and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries annually survey the distribution, incidence and severity of diseases in ...
  • Downes, Sharon; Mahon, Rod; Olsen, Karen (2006-08-10)
    In the 1996/97 season the Australian industry adopted an insect-resistant variety of cotton (INGARD) that is specific to the group of insects including the target pests Helicoverpa armigera and H. punctigera but excluding ...
  • Taylor, Ian; Charles, Graham; Chapman, Craig (2006-08-10)
    The critical period for weed control is a concept designed to optimise weed management and herbicide use in systems reliant on post emergent herbicides for weed control and is particularly useful in systems into which ...
  • Gordon, Bill (2006-08-10)
    Every incident of spray drift that has occurred in our cotton growing areas has one common factor - an error in the judgment made by the applicator. If applicators had appropriate knowledge of nozzle outputs, droplet ...
  • Hulugalle, Nilantha; Scott, Fiona (2006-08-10)
    In agricultural systems, soil quality is thought of in terms of productive land that can maintain or increases farm profitability, as well as conserving soil resources so that future farming generations can make a living. ...
  • Wilson, Lewis; Hickman, Mark; Deutscher, Sandra (2006-08-10)
    Bollgard II and selective insecticides have dramatically increased the opportunity for adopting integrated pest management (IPM) in the Australian cotton system. However, reduced or more selective spraying has allowed the ...
  • Hood, Sarah; Carrigan, Emma (2006-08-10)
    Australian irrigated cotton growers are committed to improving their water use efficiency for economic, environmental, social and political reasons. The Australian cotton industry is predominantly irrigated by furrow ...
  • Bange, Michael; Constable, Greg (2006-08-10)
    Fibre quality is an important consideration for Australian cotton farm profitability and industry credibility in the world marketplace. Recent significant issues relating to fibre quality in the industry include maintaining ...
  • Dowling, Chris (2006-08-10)
    Achievable paddock yields now frequently overreach the science and yields upon which our current crop nutrition practices are based. To date managing high yield cotton has been done with a lack of verifiable evidence based ...
  • Constable, Greg; Reid, Peter; Llewellyn, Danny; Stiller, Warwick (2006-08-10)
    There are significant price and profitability challenges for Australian cotton at present and likely into the future. Changes at all levels of the production and processing steps can address the challenges and it will be ...
  • Schwager, Kate; Dugdale, Helen (2006-08-10)
    Wincott is a network for all women involved both directly and indirectly in the Australian cotton industry, offering an alternative opportunity for them to increase their knowledge and develop their skills. The network ...
  • McGarry, D.; Gunawardena, A.; Gardner, E.A; Millar, G. (2006-08-10)
    Deep drainage (DD), defined as water that passes beyond the root zone, can be an important contributor in terms of recharging ground water and also in transporting certain amounts of soluble salts away from the principal ...
  • Cotter, Maria; Davidson, Iain; Ross,Helen; Brown, David; Duncan, Bernadette; Waters, Warren (2006-08-10)
    Within cotton catchment communities a significant proportion of the population is Aboriginal and this proportion is increasing, within a wider community trend towards depopulation of rural Australia1. The long term economic ...
  • Powell, Roy (2006-08-10)
    The paper is organised to provide some background on the cotton industry and its linkages to regional economies. Attention then turns to the tasks of building the economic capacity of cotton communities.
  • Spanswick, Stacey (2006-08-10)
    The Cotton Best Management Practice (BMP) program was first introduced in 1997 to address negative public opinion of the industry and chemical contamination issues. Over the years the program has broadened to include other ...

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