2012 Australian Cotton Conference

 

Proceedings from the 2012 Australian Cotton Conference.

Recent Submissions

  • Roth, Guy (2012-08-05)
    The Cotton Industry needs to demonstrate that its practices are sustainable (and communicate this to the community and government). Sustainability involves an understanding of economic, environmental and social attributes. ...
  • Heimoana, Simone; Wilson, Lewis; Constable, Greg (2012-08-05)
  • Baillie, Craig; Snell, Gary; Chen, Guangnan; Yusaf, Talal (2012-08-05)
    Australia's highly mechanised agriculture, energy (diesel & electricity) represents a major cost for growers. Energy assessments can offer individual growers significant savings in their energy costs, up to 30% in some ...
  • Mahan, James; Bange, Michael; Young, Andrew (2012-08-05)
  • Murphy, Caoilinn; Wiedemann, Stephen; Watts, Peter (2012-08-05)
    Water use is an important and well researched issue in the cotton industry. However, there is growing interest worldwide in water use throughout the product supply chain, covering not only production, but also manufacturing ...
  • Verwey, Peter (2012-08-05)
    The aim of this new 3 year project is to map the Australian cotton industry and to catalogue the extent of cotton research
  • Verwey, Peter; Boehm, Rohan; Maas, Susan (2012-08-05)
    Mobile devices are everywhere. Smart phones are more than just something to make calls with, and tablets have revolutionised the way that we work and play. A library worth of books can be stored and read on mobile devices ...
  • Thornby, David; Werth, Jeff; Charles, Graham (2012-08-05)
    New weed species and resistance problems in 2012 are the ecosystem's response to our substantial changes in agronomy and weed management over the last two decades. Fleabane and feathertop Rhodes grass require targeted ...
  • Roth, Guy (2012-08-05)
    As part of the cotton industry sustainability understanding it is necessary to understand social indicators of the industry's human resources. An analysis was undertaken of the raw data from the Crop Consultant's Australia ...
  • Brown, David; Brown, Paul; Sutton, Bruce; Pham, Hannah; Thambar, Paul (2012-08-05)
    Australian cotton has global demand and appeal and is considered to be of good quality and reliable in supply. On-farm research driven productivity improvements have contributed to a higher quality product but the increased ...
  • Bird, Lisa; Downes, Sharon (2012-08-05)
    Since the introduction of transgenic cotton in 1996 a robust resistance management plan (RMP) has been in place which works in consort with an insecticide resistance management strategy (IRMS). A key element to the success ...
  • Baillie, Craig; Snell, Gary; Chen, Guangnan; Yusaf, Talal (2012-08-05)
    Rising diesel and electricity costs are well known to producers. The cost of energy is predicted to rise significantly into the longer term. This CRDC industry project is investigating alternative energy sources now to put ...
  • Whitehouse, Mary; Maas, Susan (2012-08-05)
    This study aimed to develop new refuge crop options to improve efficacy and provide more choice.
  • Mensah, Robert; Watts, Nick; Glennie, Peter; Young, Alison; Singleton, Angela (2012-08-05)
    The study determined the chemical components of cotton and alternative host plants that influence acceptance or rejection of such plants by adults and larvae of Helicoverpa spp. Fractionalised extracts of Plant X were ...
  • Pereg, Lily (2012-08-05)
    There are several important questions that have been raised about the black root rot pathogen, including: How can one detect black root rot? What makes it spread so fast? What makes it so hard to control? Would rotation ...
  • Macdonald, Ben; Nadelko, Tony; Rochester, Ian (2012-08-05)
    We measured the emission of nitrous oxide (N2O) from irrigated cotton that had been fertilised at four rates of N. Cotton that received N fertiliser applications at or below the economic optimum for lint production emitted ...
  • Ringrose-Voase, Anthony; Nadelko, Tony (2012-08-05)
    Deep drainage below irrigated crops wastes a scarce resource and can potentially lead to rising water tables and salinity. The lysimeter facility at the Australian Cotton Research Institute (ACRI) was used to measure ...
  • Roth, Guy; Vogel, Stacey (2012-08-05)
    Wee Waa based businesses are highly dependent (82%) on agriculture and irrigation water availability. Cotton accounts for over half of their business income (51%). * Business turnover has increased significantly (77%) ...
  • Kirkby, Karen; A.Lonergan, Peter; Smith, Linda; Scheikowski, Linda; R.Cooper, Beth (2012-08-05)
    The success of the Australian cotton industry can largely be attributed to science, technology, capacity and innovation. The Australian cotton industry benefits from collabrorative networks between peak bodies, government ...
  • Hulugalle, Nilantha; McCorkell, Bruce; Weaver, Tim; Finlay, Lloyd (2012-08-05)
    salinity, and low exchangeable K concentrations are common constraints in many cracking clays. Recommendations for ameliorating sodicity include applying gypsum alone or in combination with deep tillage. Potassium deficiencies ...

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