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  • Hill, James (2008-08-10)
    Cotton has been grown very successfully in southern NSW as demonstrated by the very high yields achieved in recent seasons., Any industry expansion will be slow as it is obviously affected by water availability in combination ...
  • Smith, L.J; Swan, L.J. (2008-08-10)
    Results from silicon (Si) trials support prior research that silicon may be important in reducing the severity of fusarium wilt in cotton seedlings. Si amendments were identified that reduced disease severity under glasshouse ...
  • Hickman, Mark (2008-08-10)
    The National Cotton Training Coordinator project has involved the development of various training strategies that address this declining skill base. It has concentrated on developing programs that focus on skill set ...
  • Naylor, Geoffrey; G., Gordon, Stuart; van, der, Sluijs, M.H.J. (2008-08-10)
    Dall'Alba notes that we have no shortage of competitors', and 'we should not take the current high rating of our Australian cotton for granted'. Rather 'we need to continue improving our Australian cotton while not sacrificing ...
  • Lloyd, Richard; Ludgate, Zara; Murray, David (2008-08-10)
    Pyriproxyfen (Admiral), diafenthiuron (Pegasus) and bifenthrin (Talstar) are currently registered for whitefly control in cotton. Monitoring the resistance status of these insecticides in controlling SLW is critical if ...
  • Herron, Grant; Rophail, Jeannette (2008-08-10)
    With the introduction of Transgenic Bollgard II cotton Australian populations of green mirid have required targeted insecticidal control, which may select for insecticide resistance in this pest. Unfortunately, no methods ...
  • Neilsen, James (2008-08-10)
    Climatic factors such as vapor pressure (the capacity of the air to hold water at a given temperature, which is used to calculate relative humidity) influence crop growth, including how much moisture from the plant is ...
  • Plowman, Ian (2008-08-10)
    Whilst considerable investment has been made in research intended to improve industry practices, the extent of practice change sometimes falls short. Less research has been conducted in understanding why change is so ...
  • Bange, Michael; Constable, Greg (2008-08-10)
    Change has always been present, but the cotton industry like all Australian agriculture in general is facing change at an unprecedented rate and from different causes. In this article we consider changes that the cotton ...
  • Howden, S.M. (2008-08-10)
    Experience in the cotton industry in Australia demonstrates significant sensitivity to climate factors in terms of yield and yield variability, quality, water availability, pest and weed issues, input costs and natural ...
  • Knox, Oliver; Vadakattu, Gupta; Lardner, Richard (2008-08-10)
    During work conducted between 2003 and 2006 on the potential for genetically modified cotton to affect soil microbiota it became apparent that variety type can influence microbiology associated with the rhizosphere. To ...
  • Khan, Moazzem; Quade, Adam (2008-08-10)
    Australian cotton, with the increasing adoption of Bollgard II, has been experiencing elevated levels of mirid infestation for the last few seasons. To manage this pest, the only available option is chemical intervention. ...
  • Downes, Sharon; Mahon, Rod; Lu, Baoqian (2008-08-10)
    Summary of main points * There have been no reports of field failures of Bollgard II due to resistance. * A higher frequency of Cry2Ab genes are obtained using F1 screens compared to F2 screens. * ...
  • Warnock, Brendon (2008-08-10)
    The Australian cotton industry has faced countless threats over the years and capitalised on many opportunities. We have a strong, resilient supply chain which is constantly evolving and adapting to change. The businesses ...
  • Hare, Jenelle; White, Simon (2008-08-10)
    Discussion with Darling Downs growers and consultants identified a lack of local quantitative results on the response of current Bollgard varieties to different irrigation deficits. The aim of this trial was to demonstrate ...
  • Gunawardena, T.A.; McGarry, D.; Stirzaker, R. (2008-08-10)
    The rise of ground water and salinity persist as potential challenging issues across irrigated agricultural landscapes. Additional water from irrigation may cause mobilisation of stored salts with subsequent local and ...
  • Charles, Graham (2008-08-10)
    Many cotton growers are concerned that relying too heavily on Roundup (glyphosate) will lead to future problems with weeds becoming resistant to this herbicide. The potential for resistance is very real, as shown by the ...
  • Cribb, Julian (2008-08-10)
    The current global food crisis mainly affects the poorest billion citizens on Earth. Yet it is a wake-up call to everyone, because of the risk of further famines, refugee crises and wars., We must all be aware of the ...
  • Yung, Leo (2008-08-10)
    I am going to talk about the changes in the global textile industry over the past few years. The topic will be explored in a few areas:, (i) Current States of Textile Industry, (ii) Recent Changes in China, (iii) Challenges ...
  • Higgins, Stuart; Adcock, Louise (2008-08-10)
    It is increasingly recognised that the future of the Australian Cotton Industry is inextricably linked to parameters of 'permissible practice' as defined by the broader community. The Australian Cotton Industry's Best ...

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