2014 Australian Cotton Conference

 

Proceedings from the 2014 Australian Cotton Conference.

Recent Submissions

  • Wilson, Lewis; Heimoana, Simone (2014-08-05)
    The Problem Periodically, late season outbreaks of pests such as thrips, jassids, cluster caterpillar and spur-throated locusts may cause damage to the cotton canopy and/ or flowers. Research over 4 years investigated ...
  • Wilson, Lewis; Smith, Tanya (2014-08-05)
    The Problem Silverleaf whitefly is costly to manage. Understanding the factors that help control whitefly populations is valuable in preventing and managing outbreaks to reduce the risk of costly sprays and of lint ...
  • Ullah, Najeeb; Tan, Daniel; Bange, Michael (2014-08-05)
    Outline Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), an important economic crop of Australia, often experiences yield losses due to environmental fluctuations. Increased ethylene accumulation in waterlogged cotton plant induces young ...
  • Uddin, Jasim; Smith, Rod; Gillies, Malcolm (2014-08-05)
    Issue being addressed? Cut-off time is vital in furrow irrigation as it significantly affects the efficiency of irrigation. Traditionally, irrigators continue the irrigation until the water reaches the end of the field. ...
  • Whitehouse, M.E.A.; Rahman, M.; Walsh, T. (2014-08-05)
    A major threat to the longevity of Bt cotton is Helicoverpa's ability to develop genetic resistance to high doses of Bt toxins. To counter this threat, refuges are planted to produce large numbers of moths to dilute any ...
  • Uddin, Jasim; Smith, Rod; Gillies, Malcolm (2014-08-05)
    Issues being addressed? Furrow irrigation is the most popular irrigation method in cotton. However, two issues: low efficiency and huge labour involvement concern irrigators due to scarcity in recent years. To address these ...
  • Sandell, G.R.; Baillie, C.P.; Chen, G.; Szabo, P.M. (2014-08-05)
    Question/issue being addressed? Continued pressure on oil price affects cotton production because it is a highly mechanised and high-input crop that relies heavily on diesel, fertilisers, chemicals and water. Increased ...
  • Smith, Linda; Scheikowski, Linda; Bauer, Bartley (2014-08-05)
    Why are disease surveys important? Surveys are conducted by pathologists to monitor the distribution and importance of key endemic pests and record the presence or absence of new or exotic diseases. DAFF Qld has identified ...
  • Staines, Trudy; Downes, Sharon (2014-08-05)
    The cotton industry is challenged with attracting and retaining core staff, on-farm labour, and access to professional advisers and service providers. This project is a strategy to link the cotton industry with schools, ...
  • Nachimuthu, Gunasekhar; Hulugalle, Nilantha (2014-08-05)
    The project will investigate the impact of land management practices (tillage, stubble management, crop rotation) on carbon losses through terrestrial pathways such as runoff, erosion, and leaching. Knowledge on carbon ...
  • Moffatt, Jennifer (2014-08-05)
    The issue being addressed? With yields now approaching cotton's known physiological limit, the focus is on how to sustain productivity growth through crop management. A key component of this is staffing, yet there are ...
  • Peter, Lonergan,; Kirkby, Karen; Cooper, Bethany; Roser, Sharlene (2014-08-05)
    Questions, issues being addressed? * Verticillium wilt issues that NSW DPI Pathology in the project Diseases of Cotton XI have been and are continuing to look at. * Quantify the propagules of Verticillium in different ...
  • Kirkby, Karen; Staines, Trudy (2014-08-05)
    An innovative collaborative project run by NSW DPI Cotton Pathologist Dr Karen Kirkby and CSIRO Cotton Industry Education Officer Trudy Staines introduced students from year 10 Narrabri High School to possible career ...
  • Kirkby, Karen; Lonergan, Peter; Cooper, Bethany; Roser, Sharlene (2014-08-05)
    Research undertaken by NSW DPI Pathology in the project Diseases of Cotton XI continues to ask questions with regard to pathogens causing diseases of cotton.
  • Lower, Tony; Temperley, John (2014-08-05)
    Aim To provide the cotton industry with an update of the rates of work related serious injury and fatality to ensure that the most current and complete data possible is made available so that any priorities for and/or ...
  • Mensah, Robert; Spooner-Hart, Robert; Leach, David; Gregg, Peter (2014-08-05)
    Issue being addressed Australian cotton farmers have achieved substantial reductions in insecticide use from their adoption of GM technology to control Helicoverpa spp. However they now face problems associated with a wider ...
  • McCarthy, Cheryl; Rees, Steven; Tscharke, Matthew (2014-08-05)
    Issue being addressed? Volunteer Roundup Ready cotton is becoming an emerging weed issue for the Australian cotton and grains industry. Innovative weed management strategies that specifically address volunteer cotton are ...
  • Long, Derek (2014-08-05)
    Current RPA (Remotely Piloted Aircraft, also known as drone) technology is capable of a wide range of applications. Detailed crop inspection has become possible as RPAs become cheaper and can easily carry light-weight ...
  • Hopkinson, Jamie; Kramer, Stephanie; Lloyd, Richard; Grundy, Paul (2014-08-05)
    Outline Silverleaf Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) is a major pest of cotton. This is because it produces sticky honeydew that contaminates lint, reducing the quality of cotton. Silverleaf Whitefly can be controlled with ...
  • Grundy, Paul; Hopkinson, Jamie; Sharman, Murray (2014-08-05)
    With rogue cotton becoming a seemingly common sight along roadways and drainage lines a survey was conducted throughout Queensland and parts of northern New South Wales covering over 13,000km of roads and drainage ways to ...

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