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  • Townsend, Kim; John, McKee,; Townsend, Joe (2006-08-10)
    The cost-benefit analysis of 43 fields of cotton defoliated using at least one pass with variable rate chemical application, showed significant benefits for the farmers involved. The average savings in chemicals when ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mensah, Robert; Macpherson, Iain (2006-08-10)
    Magnet is a blend of synthetic plant volatiles that attracts Helicoverpa moths, especially females. Currently, research is determining strategies to utilize this product in cotton pest management. One strategy is to mix ...
  • Whitehouse, Mary (2006-08-10)
    The survey was a pilot study as a precursor for an industry wide survey to be conducted in the coming season. Below are the results of the study. Because of the small sample size and non-independent nature of the data ...
  • Kennedy, Ivan; Crossan, Angus; Rose, Michael (2006-08-10)
    Bioremediation can be defined as any process where biological agents provide a practical solution to the unwanted presence of a chemical substance. In providing this solution, the risk or probability that a hazard may act ...
  • Bidstrup, Jeff (2006-08-10)
    The privilege to use gene technology bears responsibilities and rewards. Rewards come in many forms, including reduced chemical applications, improved integrated pest management, and life style advantages. The rewards lead ...
  • Wilson, Peter (2006-08-10)
    Branding has become one of the latest buzzwords, and there are a number of brand developers out there who purport to offer businesses mystical solutions to building their brand. There's a lot of confusion and misinformation ...
  • 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 ...
  • Johnson, Stephen (2006-08-10)
    Knowledge of the lifecycle of troublesome weeds is crucial for devising successful Integrated Weed Management (IWM) strategies. This is particularly useful when potential lifecycle weaknesses are identified and exploited ...
  • Pyke, Bruce; Doyle, Brendan (2006-08-10)
    In 2005/06 the Australian cotton industry clocked up its 10th season of commercial insect tolerant Bt cotton production (i.e. INGARD and/or Bollgard II) and its 5th season of glyphosate herbicide tolerant cotton production ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bange, Michael (2006-08-10)
    Australian cotton fibre is exported into a dynamic and competitive market and we need to ensure an ever-improving product to meet the demand from spinners. Periods of insufficient soil water not only reduce the amount of ...
  • Stiller, Warwick (2006-08-10)
    A raising of the quality base and increasing levels of discounts impact significantly on the profitability of dryland cotton. CSIRO has research in place that not only aims to improve the yield of dryland cotton varieties, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Anderson, Chris; Nehl, David (2006-08-10)
    The severity of diseases caused by species of Fusarium is often increased by high rainfall and cool temperatures (Neal, 1947; Sharma and Sharma, 2003; Wang et al., 1999; Young, 1947). Wet conditions are commonly encountered ...
  • B., Nehl, D.; H., Mondal, A.; M., Anderson, C. (2006-08-10)
    In Australia, most cotton is sown from late September to early October, when cool conditions, favourable to black root rot, usually occur. By comparing disease severity with different sowing dates and monitoring disease ...
  • Driessen, Susanna; Nehl, David; Allen, Stephen (2006-08-10)
    Black root rot (caused by Thielaviopsis basicola), is an important seedling pathogen in the cotton industry in Australia (Nehl et al. 2004). The disease develops in the early part of the season (3-5 weeks after sowing), ...
  • Rowland, Stuart; Allan, Geoff (2006-08-10)
    A collaborative research project involving NSW DPI and QDPI&F through the Cotton Catchment Communities CRC has commenced to evaluate the potential for aquaculture on cotton farms. The objectives of the NSW DPI component ...

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